Founding Frenemies

At Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Everyone’s talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical and the Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) is hosting events and exhibits that will help you discover the real Alexander Hamilton. In association with the exhibition, Founding Frenemies: Hamilton and the Virginians, VMHC will be hosting several events about the “ten-dollar Founding Father” and his relationships with the founding generation of Virginians. For complete information on all the events and exhibits visit their website.

Founding Frenemies:
An Evening with Hamilton & Jefferson 

Join the Virginia Museum of History & Culture for an evening of contentious conversation as Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson (Eben Kuhns and Steve Edenbo of The American Historical Theatre) debate key issues of the founding era. 

Friday, October 18, 2019  

6:00pm – 8:00pm

$30 – Non-Member/$20 – Member 

Purchase tickets: tickets.virginiahistory.org. Tickets are required and will be available for purchase prior to the event and at the door if still available. Purchase tickets here. Following the program, stay for a light reception and be among the first to see “Founding Frenemies: Hamilton and the Virginians.”

Fireworks Spectacular at the Diamond

The VMHC is partnering with the Richmond Flying Squirrels to host a special 15-minute fireworks show choreographed to the Hamilton soundtrack. In attendance will be special guest Tony award-winning Chris Jackson, who originated the role of George Washington in the original Broadway production.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

5:00pm – 7:30pm

General Admission - $25

VIP - $100. This ticket includes a meet-and-greet with Chris Jackson, as well as special field seating for the fireworks.  More information and tickets available here.

Broadway Meets History

Join the Virginia Museum of History & Culture as historian Dr. Richard Bell explores this musical phenomenon to reveal what its success tells us about the marriage of history and show-business. Learn what this amazing musical gets right and gets wrong about Hamilton, the American Revolution, and the birth of the United States, while examining some of the choices the show’s creators made to simplify, dramatize, and humanize the complicated events and stories on which it is based.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 

6:00pm - 8:00pm

$30 – Non-Member/$20 – Member 

Tickets are required and will be available for purchase prior to the event and at the door if still available. Purchase tickets here.