The Annual CelebrateHAMILTON program, hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (AHA), celebrates Alexander Hamilton’s life and legacy. The tour explores historic sites associated with Alexander Hamilton’s time in Elizabethtown. New Jersey area as a young preparatory school student, having just emigrated from the Caribbean. Featuring special guest appearances by actor Jon Rua, of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton”, and book signing with historian Michael Newton, author of “Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years”
The “Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour” explored historic sites associated with Alexander Hamilton’s time in the Elizabethtown, New Jersey area as a young preparatory school student, having just emigrated from the Caribbean. Activities throughout the Elizabeth, NJ area were taken place at Boxwood Hall, Liberty Hall and The Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown.
Alexander Hamilton arrived in Elizabethtown, NJ in 1772 and attended the Old Academy School to study and prepare for college studies. During this time period, Hamilton went under the personal guidance of NJ’s first governor William Livingston and lived nearby at Liberty Hall with the Livingston family. Along with building that strong relationship, Hamilton also built a strong friendship with Elias Boudinot, who lived in Boxwood Hall. During Hamilton’s time in Elizabethtown, he would frequent Boxwood Hall to spend time with his good friend and also built a close bond with Boudinot’s family.
A very big thank you to Hamilton Scholar Michael E. Newton who spoke about Hamilton and offered a book signing as well as actor Jon Rua from the hit Broadway Show “Hamilton” for coming to The Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown to talk about his journey from being born in Elizabeth, NJ to Broadway.
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