Discover the Presidential Past of Newburgh July 28th
18th Century History in Newburgh: George Washington and Alexander Hamilton’s partnership
By Nicole Scholet
Newburgh, NY – During the Revolutionary War, George Washington spent a great deal of time in Newburgh and the surrounding areas. On Sunday, July 28th, learn more about Washington’s partnership with his key military aide Alexander Hamilton in a special panel discussion called “Washington and Hamilton’s Wartime Partnership."
The two founding fathers met during the Revolutionary War, during which time Alexander Hamilton joined George Washington’s military “family” as an aide-de-camp. Washington, who later remarked that Hamilton was his “principal and most confidential aide,” entrusted Hamilton with a wide-range of responsibilities. Hamilton drafted much of Washington’s official wartime correspondence, carried out important missions, advised on military strategy, and more.
Alexander Hamilton would continue in this capacity as aide-de-camp for over four years. The partnership the two men formed during this time lasted for many more years as the two men worked jointly to found the United States under the U.S. Constitution.
Join the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands and The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (The AHA Society) on Sunday, July 28th, for a lecture on George Washington and Alexander Hamilton’s partnership. Author Michael Newton will discuss the friendship between the two founding fathers, followed by a presentation on “Washington’s Indispensable Partner” by AHA Society President Rand Scholet.
Afterwards, a panel Q&A session will be held with the two speakers and Johanna Porr, the Director of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands. The event will take place at 3 pm on Sunday, July 28th at the Newburgh Heritage Center (123 Grand Street, Newburgh).
This talk is part of a program called Hamilton on the Hudson, hosted by The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (The AHA Society). Other events being held July 26-28th in the Hudson River Valley as a part of Hamilton on the Hudson include tours of Revolutionary War sites, guided walks, and ‘living history’ events to celebrate the 225th anniversary of New York ratifying the US Constitution.
Schedule of Hamilton on the Hudson events in Newburgh and surrounding areas for Saturday, July 28th 2013:
10 AM – Revolutionary War at West Point at West Point Museum, West Point
1 PM – Spotlight location: Newburgh Conspiracy at New Windsor Cantonment, New Windsor
2 PM – Washington Headquarters in New Windsor at Ellison House Plaque, New Windsor
3 PM – Lecture Panel: “Washington and Hamilton’s Wartime Partnership” at Newburgh Cultural Center, Newburgh
To see all events from the three days and event details, visit The-AHA-Society online.