Sep/16 08:30 pm
[email protected] WEBINAR:
Hamilton and Burr
Wednesday, September 16, 7:30 - 8:30 pm EDT
In the early morning dawn of July 11, 1804 the Vice President of the United States and the former Secretary of the Treasury met on the dueling grounds of Weehawken, New Jersey. A fatal shot ended two lives; one man died and the other became a fugitive.
The hit show “Hamilton” has stirred the imagination. Most Americans know about the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. But do they know the real story of the long and bitter rivalry between the two prominent men? Their lives are the story of love, lust, ambition and treachery. This is the true behind the scenes story of this iconic event in American history.
Above: Hamilton-Burr Dueling Pistols, replica set, 1976, New-York Historical Society. Photo ©2017 Susan Holloway Scott.