Experience Alexander Hamilton in the Library

Events held mid-November-December

Alexander Hamilton Exhibit

Is founding father and visionary Alexander Hamilton more popular today than during his lifetime? If you can’t get enough of this disadvantaged orphan-turned-war hero, you’re invited to relive history and browse the Alexander Hamilton exhibit on display at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., November 20-December 17. 

The exhibit examines Hamilton’s important role in the years leading up to and after the Revolutionary War. More than any other founder, Hamilton foresaw the way we live now, advocating for ratification of the Constitution and recognizing the importance of trade and commerce in building a strong nation.     

We’ve teamed up with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to offer this national traveling exhibit.     

In addition to the exhibit, plan to attend one of our upcoming events inspired by Hamilton or life in colonial America at Arapahoe Libraries in later November and December. 

Experience History in Real Life
at an Alexander Hamilton-Inspired Event

History Comes Alive: Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton is widely regarded as the most brilliant of the Founding Fathers. Spend an hour with Hamilton, through historical interpreter Hal Bidlack, who will bring this self-made man to life – from his days as a disadvantaged orphan, to becoming a framer of the Constitution and architect of the American financial system. Hamilton will share historical lessons and offer commentary on modern-day times, so bring your questions to this interactive event. For adults and seniors.

Quilting: An American Tradition
Quilting is as American as apple pie! These cherished heirlooms paint a vivid picture of our nation’s early years. Journey with Jeananne Wright, a nationally-known quilt historian, who will share about the evolution of quilt making from the 1800s to present day. She’ll also show off some of the beautiful antique quilts in her collection. For adults and seniors. 

Patriotic Concert: The John Philip Sousa Band
Celebrate the stars and stripes at this old-fashioned concert, featuring colonial-era patriotic and holiday tunes. These talented local musicians will have your toes tapping in no time! For adults and seniors. 

Colonial Holiday Celebration
The holidays in colonial America were quite different from today’s dazzling lights and elaborate festivities. Travel back to a simpler time and experience how colonial families celebrated the holidays through stories, treats and more. For children. 

Save your space at these Hamilton inspired programs!

And don't forget the Hamilton soundtrack!