2 pm Morristown National Historical Park Auditorium
Without a doubt, the duel between former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr is the most famous duel in American history. On July 11, 1804, the two political rivals met on a dueling ground in Weehawken, New Jersey. Hamilton’s shot went high—perhaps deliberately, perhaps not. Burr’s shot hit Hamilton in his abdomen, pierced his liver, and lodged in his spine. He died the next day. Listen as Alexander Hamilton, portrayed by Eben Kuhns, retells the story charged with political rivalry and personal animosity between the two. Admission is free, however pre-registration is required at www.jvanderveerhouse.org.