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The Real Music of Alexander Hamilton: A Musical Event to Benefit the Bergen County Historical Society

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm

The Real Music of Alexander Hamilton: A Musical Event to Benefit the Bergen County Historical Society
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Music by Anne and Ridley Enslow
Historic New Bridge Landing
River Edge, NJ
Times: Shows at 1:00 and 2:30 pm
Admission: $50 BCHS Members; $60 Non-Members, reservations call 201-343-9492 or PayPal at www.bergencountyhistory.org, see “Events.”

Includes a chocolate and wine reception following each performance.

The life and times of Founding Father and first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton has become a subject of fascination for twenty-first century Americans, and the Bergen County Historical Society is proud to present the story of his life in narrative and in the music of his day.

Enjoy an up close and personal 60-minute show with Anne and Ridley as they present a narrative of Hamilton’s life, interspersed with period music that’s relevant to key episodes in his life. What was the hymn he wrote that was published in a newspaper in St. Croix? What was the last song he sang before his fateful duel with Aaron Burr? Join us and find out and help support the Bergen County Historical Society.

Anne and Ridley appear in period dress, and play instruments that are appropriate to the colonial period. For Ridley, that’s an 18th-century violin built in France in 1776. For Anne, it’s the hammered dulcimer, a trapezoidal instrument with nearly 100 strings that are struck with little wooden hammers. Both Ridley and Anne sing. And of course, they bring along the star of the show—a little wooden dancing figure called a limber jack. Their limber jack has been painted to look like Hamilton’s mentor and ally, George Washington.

Performances at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Afterward stroll down to the Black Horse Tavern in the Campbell-Christie House for an hour-long reception of dessert wines and tempting chocolate delicacies. Speak to certified wine specialist John Eiel to have your wine questions answered, or take a peek in the cozy out-kitchen to step back into Hamilton’s century.

Reservations are required: $50 BCHS Members, $60 Non-members. Limited availability. All proceeds go to the support of the long-awaited and soon-to-be-built museum at New Bridge Landing. Help us put our new museum on a sound financial footing—Secretary Hamilton would approve.

For more information and to reserve your tickets and performance time click here.


Sunday, October 28, 2018
1:00 pm
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