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Subject: Applications available for Alexander Hamilton exhibit
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Dear Susan:

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the
New-York Historical Society, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of
American History are accepting grant applications from public, academic
and special libraries, as well as National Park historic sites, wishing
to host the traveling exhibition, Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made
Modern America.

Public, academic and special libraries and National Park historic sites
interested in hosting the exhibition can download the application and
guidelines at www.ala.org/publicprograms. Applications must be received
by January 21, 2004.

The exhibit examines Hamilton's central role during the Revolutionary
War and Founding period (1774-1804) in creating the economic,
constitutional, social, journalistic, political and foreign policy
templates for modern America. It will acquaint visitors with a statesman
and visionary whose life inspired discussion and controversy and shaped
the America we live in two hundred years after his death. The traveling
exhibition is based on a major exhibition of the same title on display
at the New-York Historical Society from September 10, 2004 until
February 28, 2005.

Two copies of the exhibit will travel to 40 libraries and National Park
historic sites around the country between October 2005 and March 2009.
Each exhibit will consist of six colorful, freestanding 18-foot-long and
7-foot-high panels. Each section will examine a different period in
Hamilton's life, from his birth through his experience in the American
Revolution and his career in politics, to the infamous duel with Aaron
Burr that fatally wounded him, and the legacy he left in many arenas of
government.

Libraries and National Park historic sites selected for the tour will
receive grants of $1,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities
for planning seminar and/or programming expenses. Selected institutions
will host the exhibition for a six-week period and are expected to
present at least two free public programs featuring a lecture or
discussion by a qualified scholar on exhibition themes. All showings of
the exhibition will be free and open to the public.

For more information about Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern
America, please visit www.ala.org/publicprograms/. Support for the
exhibit is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

ALA Public Programs Office
Linking Libraries, Communities and Culture
www.ala.org/publicprograms
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