Historic Debate & Pub Crawl
Alexander Hamilton vs. Thomas Jefferson Debate
June 22nd at Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh, NY
On Saturday, June 22nd, at 6 PM, two of George Washington's original cabinet members, "Alexander Hamilton" and "Thomas Jefferson" will meet on the lawn of Washington's Headquarters to square off in a public debate. This first part on the lawn will be family friendly and all are welcome.
After that, we invite the 21-and-up crowd to grab their tankards as we set out to continue the debate in local bars. Back in the 18th century, much of public debate took place in the local tavern. We're continuing that tradition with a pub crawl with Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and 18th century reenactors. Join us in period clothing if you have them!
Schedule - Saturday, June 22nd
6:45 PM - Newburgh Brewery
7:30 PM - The Wherehouse
8 PM - Continue to recommended locations
All locations are within short walking distance of each other.
(Note: Times are approximate to give time for attendees to move from one location to the next)
Want more historical fun?
In the evening, you can break away after the debate on the lawn to attend the Early Chamber Music Ensemble's "Be Glad Then America" performance of 18th century music and dance.
Ritz Theater on Broadway at 7pm.
Event Details and Directions
Debate at Washington's Headquarters
Saturday, June 22nd 2013 at 6pm
Washington Headquarters Monument, Newburgh, NY
Meeting Location: Around the Minuteman statue on the grounds (in front of the Hasbrouck House).
Other recommended stops on your pub crawl route
Event Presented By:
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The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands
Serving as stewards of our history, the Society is dedicated to preserving, promoting and protecting the unique history, architecture and culture of Newburgh. Our unique story is told through the Society’s collections, programs and events such as the Hamilton vs. Jefferson debate and pub crawl.
The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (The AHA Society)
The AHA Society focuses on providing accurate and factual information about Alexander Hamilton and the Founding period of the United States in an interesting and engaging manner. We do so through a variety of initiatives, including presentations, events, exhibits, websites, videos, and social media outreach.