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 show.
At Riverfront 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. In the lobby, fans can sample authentic foods from the era.
Join us in the afternoon 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.”
Revolutionary War Encampment – 10:30am – 2:00pm at Riverfront Park
Daughters of the Revolution Display – all day in the library lobby
Colonial Food Samples – all day until they’re gone
Family Crafts – all day – upstairs
Trivia Contest and Prizes – all day – upstairs
All Ages Colonial Cooking Program – 11:00am – 12:00pm – register below
Hamilton in History Presentation – 12:30 – 1:30pm – room 219
Hamilton Soundtrack Sing-along – 2:00 – 3:00pm – Lakefront Park
In case of rain, all events will take place at the library.