The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover, will present an audience-participation program by historic-site interpreter Tom Welch on the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton, one of the principal founding fathers of the U.S., at 5:30 p.m. July 12.
Taking place on the 214th anniversary of Hamilton’s death, the program will include biographical information on the American patriot; an audience participation section featuring 12 players in Hamilton’s life including his wife Eliza, the Marquis de Lafayette and founding fathers George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Benjamin Franklin; and will conclude with a re-enactment of the July 11, 1804, duel between Hamilton and political rival Aaron Burr, which resulted in Hamilton’s passing July 12, 1804.
Welch has served as a historic-site interpreter for the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs since 2007 after a 27-year career as an administrator for Wesley College in Dover. Welch was asked to portray Delaware patriot Allen McLane in a living history program in 2008. Since then, he has been a dedicated scholar on McLane and has portrayed him in countless programs across the state. In addition to his program on Alexander Hamilton, Welch has developed several programs on American history including the Allen McLane Symposium in 2014, the Old State House History Coffee-Hour Lecture Series and the “Founding Fathers and Mothers” lecture series.
For more, call 744-5054.