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Title:
Alexander Hamilton...The Man Who Made Modern America...Exhibit Press Release Friend of The Florence Williams Public Library
Creator:
Wallace Williams, Coordinator
Place of Publication:
St. Croix, Virgin Islands USA
Publisher:
Friends of the Florence Williams Public Library
The Virgin Island Space
Virgin Islands Council on the Arts Project
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English
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Caribbean Area ( lcsh )
Alexander Hamilton
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Source Institution:
The Virgin Island Space
Holding Location:
The Virgin Island Space
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Digital Library of the Caribbean

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Traveling exhibit October 18 to December 7 2007 The Florence Williams Public Library... NEWS/NOTES Organized by: the New York Historical Society, t he Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the American Library Association, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities At The Florence Williams Public Library Contact: wallacewilliams@msn.com For Immediate Release 10 13 07 Contact: The FRIENDS of the Florence Williams Public Library 340 643 2557 Opening Friday October 19 5:30 to 7:30 Reception hosted by the Friends of The Florence Williams A grou ndbreaking national traveling exhibition opening at The Florence Williams Public Library in Christ iansted, St. Croix on October 19 to December 7, 2007 tells the remarkable story of Alexander Hamilton, the statesman whose face is on the ten dollar bill, but whose life is a mystery to most Americans. Hamilton (1757 1804), who spent many of his childhood years in St. Croix, became the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury at age 32, and was a Revolutionary War Soldier, financial and legal genius, opponent of s lavery, and author of most of the Federalist Papers which were critical in 1787 1788 in gaining popular support to ratify the Constitution. rise from an orphaned, 15 year the founding of the United States. Hamilton foresaw the complex modern society the U.S. would become and was a driving force in creating the financial, political and legal systems that have shaped the nation for more than 200 years. The exhibition was organized by the New York Historical Society, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American Hstory, and the Ameircan Library Association, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanitie s. The Florence Williams Public Library and the FRIENDS of the Florence Williams Public Library are offering free programs and other events for the public in connection with the exhibition. Please call The FRIENDS of the Florence Williams Public Library 340 643 2557 and The Florence Williams Public Library 340 773 5715 for details or check the library web site at http://www.library.gov.vi