Speaker to present on Alexander Hamilton

FORT PLAIN — Historian Michael E. Newton will speak on Alexander Hamilton at 6 p.m. on July 17, at the Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal St.

He will discuss three topics included in his new book “Discovering Hamilton.”

Based on newly discovered legal testimonies from St. Croix, Newton presents new evidence and conclusions about Hamilton’s birthdate, places of residence, religion, parents, and more. He will also scrutinize a well-known “fact” regarding Hamilton’s wedding to Elizabeth Schuyler, which took place at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, and will re-examine Hamilton’s involvement in the Newburgh Conspiracy.

The admission fee will be $10.

Newton’s book will be available for for $18, and the author will sign copies. Reserve a copy when registering. Preregistration is required and can be done online, by mail or by phone. Visit the museum’s website http://www.fortplainmuseum.com/events.

For more information, call (518) 774-5669. Proceeds from the event will go toward completion of the museum’s research library scheduled to open in the fall.

By Patricia Older

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