Hamilton and Burr: Who Wrote Their Stories?

July 11, 2019 - January 5, 2020

5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807

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    July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery

    The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom he infamously dueled with on July 11, 1804. Opening on the 215th anniversary of the duel, our exhibit picks up where Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical left off and examines how Alexander Hamilton’s and Burr’s legacies were shaped by other Founding Fathers, a wife, a daughter, historical documents, and yes, even an enormously successful, modern-day musical.

    The continuously interwoven fates and legacies of these two seemingly divisive figures, provides an exciting opportunity to explore what stories get written, which get remembered, and why.

     

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of Winterthur

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