Lecture: Eliza Hamilton in Washington, D.C.

Nicole Scholet de Villavicencio, co-founder, Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society

Alexander Hamilton’s widow, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, spent her last years living in Washington, D.C., where she was visited by presidents and neighbors alike. At age 97 in 1854, Eliza was one of the oldest survivors of the Revolutionary War generation. Washingtonians were curious to hear Alexander Hamilton's widow reminisce about her experiences during the fight for independence and the U.S.'s emergence as a new nation. Eliza was active in Washington, D.C., and is perhaps most remembered in Washington for joining forces with Dolley Madison to raise funds for the Washington Monument. In this talk, Nicole Scholet de Villavicencio, co-founder of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society, will explore Eliza’s remarkable life as a “Founding Mother,” with focus on Eliza’s connection to D.C.

The galleries will be open before the talk for guests to explore the exhibition Breaking News: Alexander Hamilton.

Free, but reservations are encouraged. Register online or at 202-994-7394.