February 06, 2019

Teen-Focused Workshop and Author Talk with L.M. Elliott, Author of “Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship”

Part of Museum’s New “Write the Revolution” Series for Young Readers

New York Times best-selling author L.M. Elliott will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. for a special workshop and lively afternoon discussion on her 2018 book Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship. It marks the second event in the Museum’s new Write the Revolution series for young readers. 

In Hamilton and Peggy!, Elliott weaves a richly detailed tale about the extraordinary Peggy Schuyler and her revolutionary friendship with Alexander Hamilton. It is geared toward ages 13 and up.

“Elliott combines a flair for fiction with masterly research to create a dense yet eminently readable story about Peggy Schuyler, third daughter of Gen. Philip Schuyler, one of George Washington’s right-hand men… Elliott does a remarkable job of humanizing important historical figures.”– Publishers Weekly

From 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Elliott will lead a workshop geared towards young authors ages 11 – 15. In this hour-long workshop, Elliott will share how she used historical documents such as letters, journals, and memoirs to discover and create a dramatic, fact-based story. Using prompts, attendees will learn how to construct a story and will begin writing their own. Tickets are $15 for the workshop and $25 for the workshop and a copy of the book (both include Museum admission). They are available for purchase here.

From 2 – 3:30 p.m. in the Museum’s Liberty Hall, Elliott will present a talk, book signing and trivia about the Schuyler sisters, who Alexander Hamilton first met during the army’s 1780 winter encampment in Morristown. Although Margaret “Peggy” Schuyler’s character only had 36 solo words in Hamilton: An American Musical, Elliott will discuss how Peggy witnessed some of the Revolution’s most momentous events. This special author talk is specifically designed for teens but is open to all ages. It is free with regular museum admission.

About L.M. Elliott
L. M. Elliott is the New York Times bestselling author of Da Vinci’s Tiger; Under a War-Torn Sky; A Troubled Peace; Across a War-Tossed Sea; Annie, Between the States; Give Me Liberty; Flying South; and Hamilton and Peggy! She lives in Virginia with her family. For more information, visit www.lmelliott.com.

About Write the Revolution
Inspired by the Museum's flagship book series Read the Revolution, the Museum of the American Revolution is proud to present Write the Revolution, a series of author talks and workshops for children and teens. Through the magic of storytelling, historical fiction puts people at the center of history, presents multiple perspectives and brings the past to life.

About Museum of the American Revolution
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.