The Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America exhibit will be on view at Naper Settlement from Sept. 13 to Oct. 12, 2016 featuring reproductions from the Gilder Lehrman Collection. This exhibit gives an in-depth look into the founding father’s life who helped shape the America we live in today.
This exhibition examines Hamilton’s important role in the Revolutionary War and Early Republic periods. Follow Hamilton’s an astonishing rise in five short years from an orphaned, 15-year-old West Indies immigrant to George Washington’s war time aide. Never one to back away from a fight, political or otherwise, Hamilton fought his final duel at the age of 47 with Vice President Aaron Burr. Once the duel was over, Hamilton was found dead and Burr was wanted for murder. More than any other founder, Hamilton was a complex and controversial figure and a true visionary.
Also on display, will be two original newspapers and a map from the time of Alexander Hamilton loaned from local Naperville collectors, Todd and Hillary Andrlik.