Celebrate National Archives Month with the Staubitz Archives, October 2016
Neil Scharnick, “America Then and Now: Hip-Hopping History in Hamilton.”
- October 3, 6:30 pm, Recital Hall, Johnson Arts Center
- The musical Hamilton has thrilled Broadway audiences; Lin-Manuel Miranda’s vibrant picture of colonial America as a land of immigrants resonates strongly with our current national narrative. What might we gain and lose when we re-imagine history as patriotic entertainment? Professor Scharnick (’99) will speak on the possibilities and pitfalls of this bold re-imagining of history.
“Alexander Hamilton: Songs and Documents”
- October 10, 7:30 pm, Recital Hall, Johnson Arts Center
- A student performance of songs from Hamilton and a discussion of the documents that made Hamilton: An American Musical possible. Featuring Austin Nelson and Austin Winter, with discussion lead by Carthage Archivist Danelle Orange.
Andre Trees, “Would the Real Hamilton Please Stand Up?”
- October 13, 6:30 pm, Niemann Media Theatre
- How does Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton differ from the real Alexander Hamilton? How did the bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman become the first Secretary of the Treasury? Join Andrew Trees to discuss the myth and the man.
For more information, please contact the Carthage College Digital and Instructional Archivist, Danelle Orange