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Hamilton Memorial Gathering

The 215th anniversary commemoration includes the traditional gathering at the Hamilton Memorial Bust near Hamilton Park, followed by a keynote speech at the Elks Club on Dr. David Hosack, the doctor in attendance at the Hamilton-Burr Duel. These events are presented by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society, the City of Weehawken, the Weehawken Historical Commission, the St. Andrews Society, and

When: Thursday, July 11th
Where: 215th Anniversary Commemoration of the Hamilton-Burr Duel
Hamilton Avenue
Weehawken, New Jersey  07086
United States
Presenter: Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society

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215th Anniversary Commemoration of the Hamilton-Burr Duel: Weehawken, NJ

The annual gathering at the Hamilton Memorial overlooking the Weehawken Dueling Grounds to commemorate the 215th anniversary of the fatal duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.

This year’s program features Richard Porter, 2nd Vice President & Historian of the St. Andrews Society for the State of New York, who  will focus on the first monument erected on the site, which was placed there in 1806 by the St. Andrew’s Society. The St. Andrews Society in New York included both Alexander Hamilton and Dr. David Hosack among its early members.

Richard Porter has had  successful careers in higher education, museum administration, and gallery management. He is a proud member of the SAG-AFTRA and Actors' Equity unions, and currently works as an actor, voice actor and vocalist. He provided the "Voice" of Alexander Hamilton's Statue in Central Park.

Admission: Free
Time: 6 - 6:30pm
Location: Hamilton Memorial, Hamilton Ave, Weehawken, NJ

What the Doctor Saw at the Hamilton-Burr Duel

Victoria Johnson’s new book American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic is a 2018 National Book Award Finalist in nonfiction, the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in biography, and a 2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in history. Bring your copy of American Eden to be signed at the end of the talk.Author and historian Victoria Johnson will present on Dr. David Hosack for the 250th anniversary of his birth. Her talk will also focus on his relationship with the Hamilton and Burr families and what it must have been like for him to accompany his two friends across the Hudson.

Time: 7:30 - 9pm
Location:Elks Lodge, 2 50th St, Weehawken, NJ (free parking is available on site)

Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York
150 East 55th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022

Telephone: 212-223-4248

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