5:30 to 7:30 pm
Listen to the audio of the panel discussion portion of this program.
Before and during the Revolutionary War, taverns in colonial America became important intersections of oral and print culture. Broadsides, pamphlets, and newspapers were posted there, read aloud, and discussed by individuals on all sides of the conflict. Step back in time to a 1770s tavern in Colonial America. Peruse broadsides and newspapers from the era by lantern-light and play period games, while enjoying snacks, ale, and cider, generously provided by Lakeshore Beverage.
Program, 6 pm
- A dramatic reading based on the “pamphlet war” between the young Alexander Hamilton and the Anglican cleric and royalist, Samuel Seabury, performed by actors from the Shakespeare Project of Chicago.
- Discussion among scholars and experts Liz Garibay, Kyle Roberts, and Bill Savage on the crucial role of taverns in revolutionary discourse.
Plan to arrive early enough to visit our small exhibition, Hamilton: The History Behind the Musical.
Registration for this program is full, and priority for admittance will be given to registrants from 5:30 pm until 5:50 pm. If space allows, we will admit walk-ins at 5:50.