Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton

Library hosts Alexander Hamilton exhibit and accompanying program for adults

The Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries is hosting “Rediscovering Hamilton” from 6–7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7. Hosted and written by Richard Brookhiser, Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton tells the dramatic story of our least understood founding father. At this free program, 2006 Gilder-Lehrman Oregon History Teacher of the Year Lois MacMillan will walk participants through the paths of Hamilton’s life, from the Caribbean islands where he was born, to Yorktown and Wall Street where he fought and worked, to Harlem and Weehawken where he lived and died.

This program will be accompanying the “Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America” exhibit on display at the Grants Pass branch from February 10 through March 11. This multi-paneled exhibit developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History covers the life and achievements of Alexander Hamilton who shaped the financial, political, and legal systems of the young United States and his central role during the Revolutionary War and the founding period from 1774 through 1804.

The traveling exhibition has been made possible through the efforts of South Middle School history teacher and 2006 Gilder-Lehrman Oregon History Teacher of the Year Lois MacMillan in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, The New York Historical Society, the American Library Association, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation.

The exhibit is free and available for viewing during regular operating hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information about Alexander Hamilton at the library, email, or call 541-476-0571.