“Hamilton” mania may have begun in a theater, but New York City has ties to the founding father in every corner. And fans want to discover them all.
“With the excitement around the Broadway show, people are craving information about Alexander Hamilton,” says Jennifer Schantz, chief operating officer at the New-York Historical Society.
To feed the revolutionary fervor, the museum is launching Summer of Hamilton on July 4, a sprawling exhibit that looks at Hamilton’s entire life, from his childhood to a young man courting his future wife, to his time as one of America’s most colorful statesmen — much of which happened right here.
“I find him very inspiring,” Schantz says. “He was an immigrant, he had nothing, but he made himself into who he was with hard work and stamina. He’s this ultimate New Yorker.”
Schantz gave us an overview of how the Historical Society will tell his story.