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September 26, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters & Petite Café
411 Main Street
Yorktown, VA 23692
Mobjack Backyard
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"Alexander Hamilton and the Yorktown Siege" History Talk

Saturday, September 26, 2020

This history talk will explore Alexander's Hamilton's life and legacy, including his connection to Yorktown.

Alexander Hamilton, the future first Secretary of the Treasury, the face of the $10 bill, and the main historical figure in a Broadway mega hit, found fame and glory on the Yorktown Battlefield in a small British Redoubt on the night of October 14, 1781. This history talk will explore Alexander Hamilton's birth in the West Indies, his difficult childhood, and his travels to America where he was introduced to the Patriot movement and joined the Continental Army. After Yorktown, Hamilton becomes a leader in forming a new United States government and a father to eight children with Elizabeth Schuyler. Although he died when he was only 47 years old, Alexander Hamilton's legacy and memory endure today.

This talk will take place in the backyard of Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters & Petite Café. Tables are spaced far apart for social distancing. A mask is required to enter the building. 

Wine, beer, coffee, tea, cold drinks, and food will be available for purchase.

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic—all York County sponsored and partner community events are subject to postponement or cancellation. This includes changes to dates, times, and locations.