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National Postal Museum To Open Alexander Hamilton Exhibition
Original Hamilton–Burr Dueling Pistols on Rare Public Display
May 9, 2018
The pistols used in the infamous 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr will be on display May 25 through June 24 at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. They are featured in the exhibition “Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon,” along with mail, portraits, and postage and revenue stamps reflective of Hamilton’s life and career as the first U.S. treasury secretary.
2018 CHRS House & Garden Tour:
The CHRS 61st annual House & Garden Tour will take place Mothers Day weekend, May 12 & 13, 2018. Saturday, 4-7 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Tour proceeds fund CHRS’s activities including advice for home owners, walking tours, and community forums.
Construction History Society of America Biennial Meeting and Conference
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
University of Maryland
The Construction History Society of America's 6th Biennial Conference will be hosted by the CHSA and the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at the University of Maryland from May 24-26, 2018.