1754-1820s

(left) Oil on canvas painting of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton by Daniel Huntington, mid-1800s.
Gift of Graham Windham.
(right) Medal bestowed by the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on a man who saved two people from drowning, 1852
National Numismatic Collection

Revolution and the New Nation

How did the American Revolution impact philanthropy in the United States?

How did women and African Americans carve out new roles in society through philanthropy in the early United States?

Medal bestowed by the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts & Oil on canvas painting of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton by Daniel Huntington

What is Philanthropy?

What is Philanthropy?

When philanthropists convinced people to save lives

A medal for the Humane Society of Massachusetts

Who tells Eliza's story? Philanthropy and "Hamilton: An American Musical"

A green three piece suit, white tights, and black buckle shoes.

I say "Always Ready." You say "Semper Paratus."

An illustration showing a cluster of figures. Neptune rides some sort of chariot pulled by four horse, with sea nymphs surrounding him and a cupid flying in the air. The scene is framed by pink ribbons saying "Neptune Hose Co.  Instituted August 6, 1805 and banners reading "To save out fellows we hazard ourselves"

Fire Prevention Week: a hot idea

Lithograph of city on fire, boats in harbor