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Hamilton Talk Video

2020 Conference

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Alexander Hamilton Talk by Michael E. Newton

"Alexander Hamilton's Birth date, Early Biography, and More" by Michael E. Newton

Tuesday, July 21st at 2:00pm

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Don't miss the premiere of "Alexander Hamilton's Birth date, Early Biography, and More," presented by The Fort Plain Museum as part of #CelebrateHAMILTON 2020. In this talk, historian and Hamilton biographer Michael E. Newton will talk about his latest book "Discovering Hamilton" and present several of the major discoveries he has made recently about Alexander Hamilton’s early life and his family, friends, and colleagues.

Among the discoveries is explosive new evidence about Alexander Hamilton’s birth year, which has been in debate since the early 20th century, his places of residence, religion, parents, newly-discovered relatives, and more; including legal testimonies by Alexander Hamilton, his aunt, and others. In this presentation, Newton will also touch on other subjects, such as James McHenry’s role in Hamilton’s wedding and a reexamination of the participation of Alexander Hamilton in the Newburgh Conspiracy.

Michael E. Newton is a historian specializing in the American Revolution and Founding Era. Newton is the author of "The Path to Tyranny: A History of Free Society's Descent into Tyranny, "as well as "Angry Mobs and Founding Fathers: The Fight for Control of the American Revolution," "Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years," and "Discovering Hamilton." Newton is a National Hamilton Scholar.

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Michael's books are on sale (save over $12 when you purchase both) at: Click Here for 2 Book Deal on Michael's Books

Save $10 on Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years at: Click Here to Save $10 on Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years

Save about $3 on Discovering Hamilton: New Discoveries in the Lives of Alexander Hamilton, His Family, Friends, and Colleagues, From Various Archives Around the World at: Click Here to Save $3 on Discovering Hamilton

Check out our Hamilton Book Selection at: Click Here to See All Hamilton Books For Sale

Thank you to Michael Newton, Sergio Villavicencio and The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society!

Please support our friends at AHA at: Click Here for the AHA Society Website

This is a pre-recorded presentation, originally given in 2019 at The Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park, an important military outpost in the Revolutionary War and the defense of the Mohawk Valley.

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Conference Update

Conference Update:

We at The Fort Plain Museum hope everyone is healthy and staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Your health and safety, is our first concern; therefore we decided to move the conference to September 10-13, 2020

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If you cannot attend in September, a complete refund will be given. Please email Brian with any questions at           

Thank you for your support, stay safe and much good health to you all. 

- The Fort Plain Museum Board of Trustees

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors

The 2020 Conference would not be possible without the support from many friends, we thank you all!

Museum News

We are closed for the Season and will reopen mid-May. We can not open the museum by an appointment due to exhibit and other work being done at the museum. Please call 518-774-5669 with any questions or concerns. Thank you.

GW BDAY Symposium

We are sorry to inform you all as this year's George Washington's Birthday Symposium is Canceled. We will bring this event back for February 2021 and don't forget, we do have a program on Washington on February 18th and our Annual Conference on the American Revolution is June 11-14, 2020. The Museum has several projects that need to be completed by our May opening. Stay tuned for exciting great news including conference details.


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