From Eliza Hamilton to #theElizaProject

200 Years of American Philanthropy
November 6, 2017

On November 6, 2017, the National Museum of American History hosted a donation ceremony to accept a portrait of Eliza Hamilton from Graham Windham children’s services agency and a costume worn by Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hamilton in Hamilton: An American Musical. The ceremony was followed by panel discussion connecting 200 years of American philanthropy from Eliza Hamilton’s legacy in founding the Orphan Society of New York (now Graham Windham) to the cast of Hamilton who have given their time and talent and raised funds to benefit the charity. The event also included the directorial debut of Morgan Marcell’s short documentary, Sharing Our Stories: The Eliza Project.

Read curator Amanda B. Moniz's blog, Who tells Eliza's story? Philanthropy and "Hamilton: An American Musical."

 

 

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