Blog Post: Who tells Eliza's story? Philanthropy and "Hamilton: An American Musical"

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 8/12/2021

“Lin-Manuel Miranda's award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical turned international attention to the story of founding leader Alexander Hamilton, but also sparked the public rediscovery of his wife Eliza Hamilton's philanthropy.
Hamilton dramatizes the life and death of Alexander Hamilton. It has also put Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (1757–1854) back in the narrative for her role in creating and leading a pioneering orphanage. Originally known as the Orphan Asylum Society of the City of New York, the institution still exists and is now known as Graham Windham.”

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