Alexander Hamilton has leapt off the ten-dollar bill in a big way.  The Broadway musical is a runaway hit, spawning a bestselling soundtrack, spin-off books, clothing and a renewed interest in one of America’s most fascinating Founding Fathers. We’re bringing the craze to Hudson with “Hamil-Con” on Saturday, June 15, in a celebration of both American history and the blockbuster broadway show.

At Lakefront Park we’ll have Revolutionary War reenactors who will display artifacts, fire muskets over the river, and talk about military life during colonial America.

At the library, we’ll have an all-ages cooking program featuring colonial recipes, a timeline of Hamilton’s life, a trivia contest, crafts for the whole family and drawings for prizes. Upstairs in room 219 there will be a Hamilton history presentation – “Hamilton’s Shot and Honor” with Professor Emeritus Kurt Leichtle PhD.  The talk explores Hamilton’s areas of influence on early American politics and his personality. In the library lobby, fans can sample authentic foods from the era.

Join us in the afternoon at Lakefront Park for a karaoke-style sing-along of songs from the musical written by playwright and musician Lin-Manuel Miranda and based on Ron Chernow’s biography “Alexander Hamilton.”

The schedule is as follows:

Revolutionary War Encampment – 10:30am-2:00pm at Lakefront Park

Colonial Food Samples – at the library all day until samples are gone

Family Crafts – all day – upstairs

Trivia Contest and Prizes – all day – upstairs

All-Ages Colonial Cooking – 11:00am-12:00pm. Register online or at the front desk

“Hamilton’s Shot and Honor” history presentation – 12:30-1:30pm in room 219

Hamilton Soundtrack Sing-Along – 2:00-3:00pm at Lakefront Park

In case of rain, all events will take place at the library.