DLAM INFORMATION THE DIVISION OF LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES & MUSEUMS 1122 King St. Christiansted, St. Croi http://www.library.gov.vi 340 773 773 5327 fax firstname.lastname@example.org Number 9 14 05 From: W allace Williams Territorial Librarian St. Croix Public library is one of 40 selected to host Alexander Hamilton traveling exhibit... The Florence Williams Public Library (FWPL) is pleased to announce the opening of a A October 18 to December 7, 2007 The FWPL is one of only 40 libraries in the United States selected to host the exhibition. short years from an orphaned, 15 year old West Indies immigrant to George Treasury, has been overshadowed by the sensatio nal details of his death in a duel with Aaron Burr. Hamilton was a complex, brilliant and controversial figure a Revolutionary War patriot and soldier, financial and legal genius, ardent opponent of slavery, and planner and co author of the Federalist Pape rs, which helped convince Americans to ratify the new Constitution. Hamilton was the chief architect of many of the financial and legal institutions and policies which have helped the U.S. to become a global leader in the two centuries after his death. Hi s economic strategies saved the young country from staggering Revolutionary war debts, and he founded the Bank of the United States and refined the concept of judicial review. By the time Hamilton retired from his Treasury post in 1795, the United States w as fiscally sound and poised to become a major world economic and political force. exhibition organized by the New York Historical Society, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of Ameri can History, and the American Library Association. The traveling exhibition has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the
DLAM INFORMATION THE DIVISION OF LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES & MUSEUMS 1122 King St. Christiansted, St. Croi http://www.library.gov.vi 340 773 773 5327 fax email@example.com Number 9 14 05 From: W allace Williams Territorial Librarian Humanities, dedicated to expanding American understanding of human experience and cultural heritage. The traveling exhibition is based on the New the anniversary of the founding of the Society in 1804. We hope you can join us as we i ntroduce this informative exhibition to our community.