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From Fraunces Tavern Museum:

Valentine’s Day Tour: Love in the Time of Revolution


Treat your special someone a unique gift this Valentine’s Day with Love in the Time of Revolution, a special tour that explores romantic tales of the Founding Fathers and their Lady Loves! Learn about 18th century courting and marriage customs and delve into the intimate relationships that were so poetically penned in love letters during the Revolutionary War.

This guided tour is included with the purchase of regular Museum admission.

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New-York Historical Society :

Today, American Historical Theatre helped us recreate the moments that led to the infamous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr on July 11, 1804. In a letter to Burr on June 20, Hamilton wrote: “I have maturely reflected on the subject of your letter of the 18th, and the more I have reflected, the more I have become convinced that I could not … make the avowal or disavowal which you seem to think necessary.” Their war of words culminated in their meeting in Weehawken, New Jersey. “…as the seconds do not precisely agree on that point. The pistols were discharged within a few seconds of each other and the fire of Colonel Burr took effect; General Hamilton almost instantly fell.”

Photos: Don Pollard…

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