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Virtual Lecture - Hamilton, the Man and the Musical

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture

Time: 7 pm - 9 pm

Alexander Hamilton has always been known as a central player in America’s early history, but the smash Broadway musical Hamilton has focused new attention on the life and career of this fascinating individual. This multimedia presentation draws on both Hamilton’s biography and his depiction on stage to examine his accomplishments, discuss his relationship with Aaron Burr, and reflect on the accuracy of the musical. It includes recordings from the musical's soundtrack and interviews with its creators.

Join Historic Annapolis for this entertaining two-hour VL-Hamilton-Portraitpresentation with Dr. Sherman (there will be a short intermission). There is even an Annapolis connection to Alexander Hamilton! Glenn E. Campbell, HA Senior Historian, will introduce Dr. Sherman’s lecture with a bit about Hamilton’s visits to Annapolis. This Hamilton presentation is a fan favorite and has been presented more than thirty times to rave reviews.  

Registration required.

Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members & Volunteers


This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Carolyn Fifer at To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website.

About Our Presenter: Dan Sherman (Cornell PhD, Labor Economics, 1985) is a native of Maine and a part-time VL-Hamilton--Dan-Sherman-and-Ron-Chernowresident of Williamsburg.  He retired in 2018 as an economist at American Institutes for Research (AIR). Dr. Sherman has given more than 30 adult education courses.  He has given talks on theatre and opera to social and university groups throughout Washington DC and the Williamsburg area for the past 10 years. Dr. Sherman (pictured above, left, with author Ron Chernow) volunteers his time as a docent at Anderson House mansion in DC. Anderson House is the headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati, of which Alexander Hamilton served as President General.


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