SAINT AUGUSTINE – Alexander Hamilton presentations will be hosted and sponsored by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Florida (NSCDA-FL) and The Roger L. and Rochelle S. Main Charitable Trust for public and private school students in St. Johns and Duval Counties. Eben Kuhn, a professional actor with the American Historical Theatre, will be representing Alexander Hamilton during three stages of the character’s life including the early years and education, during wartime and establishing America’s independence, and Hamilton’s work in Congress for the Constitution and establishment of the National Bank.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16 and 17, performances begin at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jacksonville Public Library, 303 North Laura Street in downtown Jacksonville for approximately 1,600 fifth grade students. On Friday, Jan. 19 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., a performance will be held for approximately 500 honor roll students at Creekside High School, 100 Knights Lane in St. Johns and sponsored by the NSCDA-FL’s St. Augustine Town Committee. Students from Bartram Trail High School will also attend the performance.
The NSCDA-FL brings more than 13 years of historic character performances to students throughout northeast Florida including re-enactors who specialize as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison and other founding fathers. The award-winning performances are recognized by the NSCDA-FL’s historic re-enactor program Lamar Award for Excellence in the Historical Activities category.
The presenters are well versed in the portrayal of their characters including personalities, cultural nuances, and history with a 45-minute interactive presentation and question and answers from the students. The school programs are coordinated by the Dames, school teachers, and school district department supervisors along with a curriculum and essay contest. The programs are designed to share a much deeper understanding of the people and issues that shaped the United States and inspire enthusiasm about history.
NSCDA-FL has a mission to support public outreach which promotes the nation’s heritage through preservation, patriotic service, and educational projects. NSCDA-FL is the owner operator of the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum at 20 Aviles in historic downtown St. Augustine, Fla. The property is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 4:00 pm and tours of the buildings and rooms are available from 11 am until 3:30 pm, and closed on Sundays and Mondays. The property is available for group functions including weddings and events. During tours, regular admission is free for St. Johns County residents; adults $10; children, students, seniors and military $8, and the family rate is $20. Private group rates are $6.50 per person.
The Ximenez-Fatio House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic American Buildings Survey. It is a Florida Heritage Landmark and is also recognized as an integral part of the St. Augustine Town Plan National Historic Landmark District. The House is rated as a top attraction in St. Augustine by TripExpert along with TripAdvisor as a Certificate of Excellence designation venue, awarded to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn the highest levels of reviews from travelers.
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