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July 6, 2008

Racine library pays tribute to Hamilton

Racine — “Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America” – - a traveling exhibit that tells the story of his rise to George Washington’s war time aide and later to Washington’s Secretary of the Treasury — opens Wednesday at the Racine Public Library and continues through Aug. 8.

The exhibit — organized by the New York Historical Society, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Library Association — has been made possible in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is based on the New-York Historical Society’s exhibition commemorating the 200th anniversary of Hamilton’s death as well as the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Society in 1804.

The Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St., will host a grand opening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Adult Services Department. The event is open to the public.

The featured presentation of the evening, “A Revolutionary Rivalry: Hamilton vs. Jefferson” will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a reception and viewing of the exhibit.

Entertainment will be provided by Colonel Webb’s 3rd Connecticut Band of Musick and the Heritage Dauncers, performers in full dress from the Revolutionary War era.

Future events include:

– “Young Hamilton and his Company of Artillery,” a Revolutionary War re-enactment performance, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

– A display of Revolutionary War medical supplies and period garb, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 26.

– “A Soldiers Life: A Revolutionary War Presentation,” performed by Col. Webb’s 3rd Connecticut Band of Musick and Heritage Dauncers. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1.

For more information on the events, contact Anne Callaghan at anne.call aghan@racinelibrary.info or call (262) 636-9245.

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