“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Toast of Albany…

Posted on June 28, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… AIHA_225th-Anniversary-Final-18059ac4

   Long before his life story became a darling of the Great White Way, Alexander Hamilton was a hit in Albany. New York’s capital is finally capitalizing on the Hamilton Broadway musical craze with a lineup of attractions focusing on the patriot who got hitched in the upstate city and spent time in the area.

   The Founding Father first visited Albany in 1777 to speak to General Horatio Gates on behalf of George Washington. Three years later, he married Elizabeth Schuyler in the parlor of her Albany home — The Pastures, now known as Schuyler Mansion. Over the next 20 years, Hamilton traveled to the hamlet to visit his in-laws and to conduct legal business.

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   The mansion is in coordination with an exhibit at the Albany Institute of History and Art that highlights Hamilton’s Albany connections and features some of his family heirlooms and papers. This exhibition highlights objects related to Hamilton from a collection with a few significant loans, including a portrait of him by Ezra Ames (courtesy of Union College Permanent Collection, Schenectady, New York). The locale is offering guided and self-guided tours that focus on Hamilton’s life in Albany.

   The exhibition runs through December 31st.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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