Event — New-York Historical Society

My First Friend, My Enemy: The Hamilton and Burr Duel

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Sunday, August 7, 2016, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Details: On July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr met at Weehawken, New Jersey, for what would become the most famous duel in American history. Embroiled in a bitter rivalry for years, Hamilton and Burr were two of the most prominent and promising Americans in the young nation, and their deadly encounter effected a movement to outlaw the practice. Watch as actors read the escalating letters the two men fired off to each other in the weeks leading up to their fateful meeting, followed by a recreation of the notorious duel itself. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Join us at 12 pm for a special interactive family tour, Hamilton’s Dueling Death, to see artifacts related to the conflict and learn about the history and etiquette of dueling.

Cost: Free with museum admission. First come, first served.

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