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May 26: New Hamilton-Related Items on View and Sing-Along Event

MOUNT VERNON, VA — George Washington’s Mount Vernon has caught Hamilton fever! Beginning Saturday, May 26, the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center will display four new Washington-Hamilton objects in the space that will highlight the vital partnership and friendship between these two founding fathers in its new temporary exhibit, “History has its eyes on you”: George Washington & Alexander Hamilton.

Sing your favorite Hamilton song, during HAMILTUNES: An American Sing-Along, which takes place on Saturday, May 26, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. During this time, singers from Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre and DC-area adult musicians will lead guests in a rousing rendition of the hit musical’s songs. Bring a blank and enjoy your favorite Hamilton songs during this family-friendly event.

“History has its eyes on you”: George Washington & Alexander Hamilton features an engraving of Hamilton standing beside General Washington of the British surrender at Yorktown. Hamilton appears just behind George Washington, who is flanked by French and American officers. Eager to prove himself in battle, Hamilton had led 400 light infantry in a successful assault on British defenses during the conflict.

As Washington’s aide, Hamilton drafted much of Washington’s correspondence during the Revolutionary War. A letter from Washington, in Hamilton’s handwriting, will be on view in “History has its eyes on you”: George Washington & Alexander Hamilton exhibit.  A condolence letter to Martha Washington from Hamilton following Washington’s death will also be on view in addition to a letter from Martha to Eliza Hamilton.



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