Upcoming Events

Jul 17

The Truth about Alexander Hamilton

Are you attending Hamilton the Musical at Proctors in Schenectady later this year? Before doing so, catch up on all the latest on Hamilton as historian Michael E. Newton reveals his latest discoveries including answers to these questions.

Was Hamilton born in 1755 or 1757?

What was Hamilton’s role in the Newburgh Conspiracy?

Hamilton was married in Albany, NY? At the Schuyler Mansion?

And much more! 

The Truth about Alexander Hamilton’s Birth, Wedding, and the Newburgh Conspiracy

Michael E. Newton

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


The Fort Plain Museum welcomes back Hamilton Historian Michael E. Newton. Mr. Newton will discuss three of the most exciting topics to be included in his new book Discovering Hamilton. Based on newly discovered legal testimonies from St. Croix, Mr. Newton presents new evidence and conclusions regarding Alexander Hamilton’s birthdate, places of residence, religion, parents, and more. He will also scrutinize a well-known “fact” regarding Hamilton’s wedding to Elizabeth Schuyler and will reexamine Hamilton’s involvement in the Newburgh Conspiracy. Copies of Mr. Newton’s brand-new book, Discovering Hamilton, will be available for purchase and the author will be signing copies.

Michael E. Newton is a historian specializing in the American Revolution and Founding era. He is a foremost expert on Alexander Hamilton and the author of The Path To TyrannyAngry Mobs and Founding FathersAlexander Hamilton: The Formative Years, and Discovering Hamilton.

Location: The Fort Plain Museum is located at 389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339.

Pre-registration is recommended, please include name, email, phone # and city and state.

There is a $10 admission fee.

Books are $18, please reserve a copy of the book so we can ensure enough copies will be available.

Register Online here at Eventbrite Online Ticket Sales

Register by phone at 518-774-5669

All proceeds from this event will go towards the completion of our Research Library schedule to open this fall.