Join us on February 3, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to explore documents relating to Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Learn the fascinating stories behind the documents and enjoy a glass of wine while you chat with our curators and other educators.
Our featured document this month is a love letter from Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Schyuler (It would make John Adams blush!).
Other highlights will include
- Receipt acknowledging the final payment for land ceded by the Six Nations in 1769
- Document from the Constitutional Convention concerning a fugitive slave clause
- Document certifying the freedom of an African American who served in the Continental Army
- Early “love” letter from Abraham Lincoln
- Confederate soldier Gustave Cook shows us what not to write to your wife
Please join us for this unique opportunity to experience American history up close.
This is a free program.
For more information, please contact Beth Huffer at 646-366-9666 ext. 38 or [email protected].
Space is limited to 40 people.