An opportunity awaits for like-minded history buffs at one of the regions premier historic homes! The Friends of Schuyler Mansion play host during the next History Happy Hour - one that is sure to please all Alexander Hamilton fans-taking place from 5 - 7 pm on Thursday, September 29th In the gardens and mansion building at 32 Catherine Street in Albany.
Enjoy a selection of local beer from Druthers Brewery, wine and tempting hors d'oeuvres while hobnobbing with friends and taking part in Hamilton themed activities that can only be experienced at Schuyler Mansion. Take a self- guided tour and be in the room where it happened! Did you know that Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton lived at the mansion for nearly two years after they were married in the Best Parlor of the house? Their first son, Philip was born on site and that three of the Federalist Papers were written here by Hamilton?! This was also home base while Hamilton was studying to become a lawyer and a refuge from city heat and disease each summer for the Hamilton children. The staff at the historic house is preparing many interesting tidbits for you to discover and chances to compete as teams against other guests at History Happy Hour. Test your knowledge on both Hamilton the Musical and Hamilton the Schuyler family member during this fun gathering!
You can obtain tickets by calling the site for the link (518) 434-0834, visiting the Friends of Schuyler Mansion website (schuylerfriends.org) and clicking on the link, or by visiting the mansion to drop off your check. There will be a limited number of tickets at the door for $25 each. A discounted ticket of $20 is available in advance of September 29th.
The Friends of Schuyler Mansion, the host of this event, is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) volunteer organization whose purpose is to promote the restoration, conservation, educational and cultural programs of Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. The Friends also seek to increase public interest in this site, and develop an awareness and appreciation of 18th century history as it relates to the Schuyler family, the city of Albany, and the Upper Hudson River Valley region. In order to carry out its mission, the Friends of Schuyler Mansion encourages volunteerism and provides staff support, as well as raises funds through membership dues, grants, and fundraising events like this one!
This event is sponsored by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, The City of Albany's Office of Special Events and Cultural Affairs, and Druther's Brewery. It is held in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Partners for Albany Stories, and The Albany Visitors Center.