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Founding Frenemies: Hamilton and the Virginians

Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull, about 1805. Courtesy of The White House, Washington, District of Columbia.

The “ten-dollar Founding Father” will take over the Virginia Museum of History & Culture just in time for the Virginia tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning Hamilton: An American Musical. Throughout the museum, guests can discover rare artifacts related to themes from Hamilton and experience an interactive exhibition that explores Hamilton’s relationships with the founding generation of Virginians. Objects on display illustrate Hamilton’s service as General George Washington’s right-hand man, his leadership at the Battle of Yorktown, his partnership with James Madison in writing the Federalist Papers, his impact as Secretary of the Treasury, and his infamous battles with Thomas Jefferson.

This experience will satisfy new and longtime fans of the musical and reveals the critical role Virginia, and Virginians, played in shaping the Hamilton story.

Exhibition Information

Sat Oct 19 2019, 10:00amSun Feb 2 2020, 5:00pm
Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
In Stern Family Gallery

In the museum shop

Pit your survival instincts and spending savvy against the founding fathers (and mothers) in this historic action card game. It's objective is as old as Ameritocracy itself: get all the money or die trying.
Deal or Duel: An Alexander Hamilton Card Game