July 26, 2018

American Revolution Round Table of New York Donates Hamilton Book Set to Museum

The American Revolution Round Table of New York (ARRT) has donated a 27-volume set of the Papers of Alexander Hamilton (Columbia University Press, 1955) to the Museum of the American Revolution. The books were delivered to the Museum by ARRT Chairman David Jacobs. 

The ARRT was formed in the 1950s and brings together a diverse group of people united by a common interest in the Revolutionary era. The groups meets several times per year and hosts talks by top scholars and authors on the American Revolution, networking events, book auctions, and other events. ARRT acquired the Hamilton book set in the early 2000s and has been looking for an appropriate home for them.

The Papers of Alexander Hamilton set was created by Columbia University Press to collect, edit, and publish the written records of the life of Alexander Hamilton, the United States’ first Secretary of the Treasury and one of the new nation’s most important architects.

The volumes contain both letters written and received by Hamilton, as well as his famous Treasury reports, contributions to The Federalist Papers, and other writings, totaling approximately 12,500 documents. Editorial notes alongside the documents provide historical context.

The group hopes the donation “will be a valuable primary research for both professional historians, as well as students or others studying Alexander Hamilton and the history of the Revolutionary era and the founding of the nation,” said Jacobs.

From Oct. 27, 2018 through March 17, 2019, the Museum will explore Alexander Hamilton’s Philadelphia connections with the interactive playscape Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia. Through playful interactives, scenic environments, and facilitated games, visitors will actively engage in the challenges of founding and maintaining a country and will be inspired to carry these lessons forward as they face the challenges of citizenship today. It is free with regular Museum admission. The experience is sponsored by Bank of America.  

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The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dramatic, surprising story of the American Revolution through its unmatched collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and digital touchscreens bring to life the diverse array of people who created a new nation against incredible odds. Visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in the ongoing promise of the American Revolution. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.