Fresh from a Broadway run in New York, it’s Chicago’s turn to host the groundbreaking
musical “Hamilton.” The Fountaindale Public Library is helping to celebrate the $10 founding father with a special traveling exhibit entitled Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America in the 3rd floor exhibit area from January 9 through February 6, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
This exhibit is funded in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and based upon an exhibit and collection held by the New York Historical Society.
Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America examines Hamilton’s important
role in the Revolutionary War and Founding period. More than any other founder, Hamilton foresaw the way we live now. In his Federalist Papers he advocated ratification of the Constitution, as treasury secretary, he oversaw the adoption of a national currency, and as an economist, he recognized the importance of trade and commerce in building a strong nation. Never one to shrink from a fight, political or otherwise, Hamilton was killed at the age of 47 in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr.
Educators and homeschool parents can download a free guide to the exhibit here: hamilton-exhibit-educators-guide
Exhibit attendees can enter into a drawing to win an array of exhibit themed prizes such as books, music, and much more! You can also check out Hamilton related materials free with your library card! Stop by our book display in the traveling exhibit area.
Test your knowledge of Alexander Hamilton and other Revolutionary War topics at our Founding Fathers Trivia Night on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Beer Market in Bolingbrook. The library sponsoring a great night of trivia fun recommended for adults 21+. Don’t throw away your shot at winning a Beer Market gift card and other cool prizes! Trivia Night at the Beer Market begins at 8 p.m. No registration required, but you will want to arrive early to the event to find a table and sign-in your team. Maximum eight persons per team, please.
See You At the Library!