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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow will receive the 2016 Empire State Archives and History Award from the New York State Archives Partnership Trust at a public program on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. Chernow is the author of Alexander Hamilton, the acclaimed 2004 biography adapted by Lin-Manuel Miranda for the Broadway musical sensation, Hamilton.
The Empire State Archives and History Award acknowledges the outstanding contributions by a national figure to advance the understanding and uses of history within our society. Come take advantage of this opporunity to hear Chernow speak about his career as an author, biographer and historian with prominent Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer.
Tickets are on sale for $20 ($15 for Archives Partnership Trust members) and can be purchased by phone at (518) 486-9349 or online at www.nysarchivestrust.org.
The program will be held at historic Chancellors Hall located at the State Education Building at 89 Washington Avenue in Albany (entrance to Chancellors Hall is at the corner of Washington Avenue and Hawk Street).