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Profs & Pints: Hamilton and Washington
June 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Profs and Pints presents: “Hamilton and Washington,” a look at history underlying the hit “Hamilton” musical, with Denver Brunsman, associate professor of history at George Washington University and lecturer at Mount Vernon.
Can’t get tickets to see “Hamilton” at the Kennedy Center? Scored tickets, but want a deep understanding of the action on stage? Don’t worry, Profs and Pints has you covered with a series of talks examining the historical basis for the play. Denver Brunsman, who has captivated Profs and Pints audiences with past discussions of the radicalization of George Washington and the 1814 burning of the nation’s capital, returns to the Bier Baron Tavern to explore the relationship between two of the musical’s leading figures, Washington and Alexander Hamilton.
As “Hamilton” makes clear, it was crucial for Hamilton to have Washington on his side. Washington’s junior by a generation, Hamilton acted as both a surrogate son and equal to the nation’s first president. Together, they made history in shaping America as we still know it.
Professor Brunsman will detail their collaboration in creating the United States, from the Revolutionary War and Constitutional Convention to the launching of the federal government and of America’s financial system. He will explore all things Washington in Hamilton’s world, including the selection of this city on the Potomac for the new capital of the United States, made newly famous by the “Hamilton” song, “The Room Where It Happens.”
On June 11th, the second floor of the Bier Baron will become “the room where it happens.” It’s an event not to be missed! (Tickets $10 in advance and $12 at the door.)