Alexander Hamilton exhibition opens Thursday at Cook Library

TOWSON, Md. (March 6, 2006) – Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library is one of only 40 U.S. libraries to host Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America.


Alexander HamiltonThe exhibition opens Thursday, March 9, and continues through Friday, Apr. 28, on Cook Library’s main floor. It is based on the 2004 exhibition created by the New-York Historical Society to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Hamilton’s death and the society’s 200th anniversary. 

The opening reception is Wednesday, March 15, from 3 to 4 p.m., on the library’s main floor. It will be followed by a lecture, “The Useable Hamilton: Crossing the Borders from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Century,” by Jack Fruchtman Jr., TU professor of political science, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Towson Room (Cook 507).

Additional TU faculty lectures—all relating to some aspect of Hamilton’s life and times—are scheduled for March 29 and April 1, 5, 19 and 26 in the Towson Room.

The exhibition, opening reception and lectures are free and open to the public. For additional information and a complete schedule of events and times, please go to   

The Alexander Hamilton exhibition was organized by the New-York Historical Society, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Library Association and made possible in part by a major gift from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  



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