Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel

What: Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel

Where: New York Public Library Main Branch
             5th Ave. at 42nd St.
             New York, New York

Who: Teens and up

When: Now through December 31, 2016

Mom's view: This is the year of Hamilton and not just the juggernaut of a musical. Actually, it seems that the musical has stirred up interest in the man himself. In fact, Ron Chernow's  book, Alexander Hamilton, which was Lin Manuel Miranda's original inspiration for creating the musical is currently on the paperback bestseller list and has been for over 50 weeks even though it was originally published in 2004. Exhibits related to Hamilton have been popping up as well including one called The Summer of Hamilton, which appeared at the New York Historical Society this past July and August. An exhibit at the main branch of the New York Public Library also opened this past summer, but remains open through the end of the year.  This exhibit called, Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel, includes pictures as well as documents including a draft of Washington's Farewell Address that Hamilton helped write and a pamphlet Hamilton printed to defend himself.  Even if you don't want to read through all the information presented in the exhibit, it still is interesting to go and learn a little bit more about Alexander Hamilton as an actual person and not just a character in a musical. If you do want  to read through all the information, it still shouldn't take you that long. The exhibit is not very big. All of it is contained in one small room. It is a good place to go if you are in the vicinity of the library and you have some time to kill although not necessarily a lot of time. It is also open free to the public so it is  a good place to go if you are on a budget. You will especially like it if you are particularly interested in Hamilton, that period in American history or history in general. It would not be particularly interesting to children unless they are particularly interested in Hamilton and/or history or they are old enough to have seen the show and would like to learn more about the real person because of that. Young children would not like it at all and would be thoroughly bored.  For more information go to https://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/hamilton.

And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

20 comments:

  1. Wish I was closer, I'd like to visit here

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    1. There are a lot of great exhibits at the New York Public Library and a lot great places to visit in New York. You should definitely visit if you ever get the chance. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

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    2. Theses would be awesome to go to see

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    1. It is an interesting exhibit. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

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  3. What a fascinating exhibit! I wish I lived closer to go see it.

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    1. It was really interesting. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

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  4. Would be great to visit here in future

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    1. You should definitely go if you ever have the opportunity because if this Hamilton exhibit is no longer open, they always have interesting exhibits at the New York Public library. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

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    1. It was very interesting. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

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  6. This is surely an exhibit worth visiting!

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    1. It was. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

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  7. I am very interested in history so this would be something I would really like to see! :) (As well as the Hamilton musical everyone is raving about! )

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    1. We haven't seen Hamilton the musical ourselves yet either. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

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  8. This sounds like a great place to visit.

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    1. It is. Thanks for your comment and for visiting Says Me Says Mom.

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    1. It was interesting. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

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