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Today, September 2, 2016, is the last day of the Hamilton memorabilia exhibition at the Rare Book and Manuscripts Library in the Butler Library, Columbia University. It includes Alexander and Eliza’s wedding bands.
If you don’t get chills looking at these, you’re dead to me.
The exhibition also has their amazing hand-worked wedding handkerchiefs.
Since we’re on the subject of weddings: the recipe for Alexander and Eliza’s wedding cake (maybe?!?) has surfaced. See the article here. If you make it, let me know how it tastes. Twelve pounds of flour, 12 pounds of sugar, 4 quarts of booze: you’d better plan to have quite a large party.
- To reach the rare book room at Butler Library, you’ll have to present an ID and get a day pass. No big deal. If it’s past September 2, 2016, when you read this, phone the Rare Book and Manuscripts Library at (212) 854-5590 and ask if the exhibition run past its official closing date. Apparently that sometimes happens.
- Thanks to Judith Weiss for alerting me to the wedding-cake recipe, and to Rand Scholet of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society for alerting me to the Columbia exhibition.
- I’ve started adding comments based on these blog posts to the Genius.com pages on the Hamilton Musical: a fantastic resource. Follow me @DianneDurante.
- The usual disclaimer: This is the thirty-third in a series of posts on Hamilton: An American Musical. My intro to this series is here. Other posts are available via the tag cloud at lower right.
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