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Alexander Hamilton exihibit

The New York Times reviews the Hamilton exhibit that opened yesterday and co-sponsored by the New York Historical Society and the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History. Thanks to Ken Masugi.

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Those fortunate enough to travel to NYC to see this exhibition may also want to pay a visit to Hamilton’s home, "The Grange," on Convent Avenue in Manhattan.

Named for the Hamilton family’s ancestral manse in Scotland, the Grange was built around 1802 and is today run as a monument by the National Park Service. It was moved a few hundred yards in the 1880s, and will soon be moved again into nearby St. Nicholas Park, in order more closely to replicate its original bucolic setting on 32 acres of land with sweeping vistas of both the Hudson and East Rivers.

The Park Service webpage for the house is http://www.nps.gov/hagr/

A photo may be seen at http://www.seroy.com/sys-tmpl/northernmanhattansights/view_all.nhtml

Interestingly, the same webpage has pics of the Audubon Ballroom, where Malcolm X was shot, and Minton’s Playhouse, where Charlie Parker, Billie Holliday, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonius Monk performed.

Alexander Hamilton and Charlie Parker--each in his own way a genius of uniquely American caliber. Quite a city, New York. The thought of AH and Bird treading the same NYC stomping ground supplies another reason (as if more were needed) to revile the twisted terrorists who would dare to attack such a place.

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