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Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical is Restaging America’s Past
  • Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Time: 11:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

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The Hamilton craze has hit Washington DC! Tonight we bring together a collection of top scholars to explain the “Hamilton phenomenon” and explore its connection to the understanding of American History, including clips from the musical projected on screen. Panelists include: Renee Romano, Robert S. Danforth Professor of History, Oberlin College; Joseph Adelman, Assistant Professor of History, Framingham University; Claire Bond Potter, Professor of History and Executive Editor of Public Seminar at The New School, New York; Brian Herrera, Assistant Professor of Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University; and Mike O’Malley, Professor of History, George Mason University.

The panel will be moderated by Nelson Pressley, Theater Critic for the Washington Post.

A book signing will follow the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the National Archives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.

Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202.357.5000 in advance.