"So What'd I Miss?": Lafayette, Jefferson, and Hamilton at the John Carter Brown Library | Reception and Exhibition

Date/Time: 
May 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

The John Carter Brown Library welcomes all members of the Brown community and their friends and families to an afternoon reception and special viewing of the exhibition, "So What'd I Miss?": Lafayette, Jefferson, and Hamilton at the John Carter Brown Library. The exhibit is on view to commemorate the honorary degree of Daveed Diggs ’04 and draws from the JCB's extraordinary collection of materials related to the history of the Founding Fathers and the late-colonial era in the U.S.

The Caribbean origins of Alexander Hamilton – and his contemporaries’ connections to other parts of the Americas – set the stage to retell an American story using the extraordinary collection of the John Carter Brown Library. Hurricanes, preachers, sugar plantations, Federalist papers, and a verse or two from Yorktown and Monticello will all be on display, enticing you back to the colonial Americas, right on the Brown campus, with the Marquis de Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson, and Hamilton as your guides.  

So if you missed the world-renowned collection of the John Carter Brown Library while a Brown undergraduate, or just want to raise a glass and celebrate the retelling of history through the creative arts, join us this Friday from 4-6pm for a special reception and viewing of “‘So what’d I miss?’: Lafayette, Jefferson, and Hamilton at the JCB.” 

The Library and its exhibitions will also be open for viewing on Saturday afternoon, May 27, from 12 to 5.