PANEL DISCUSSION Life & Legacy: Alexander Hamilton

This partner program with the Saint Andrew's Society, Albany will look at the many facets of founding father Alexander Hamilton.

Join us for a roundtable discussion about Alexander Hamilton’s life and legacy. Scholars will examine Hamilton as an immigrant, lawyer, politician, as well as his life in Albany and his role in creating the U.S. Coast Guard.


  • Hamilton the Immigrant | Sergio Villavicencio, Vice President & Communications Director, The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society
  • Hamilton in Love | Heidi Hill, Director, Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
  • Hamilton Builds a Home | John Kinnear, Principal Architect, John Kinnear Architects 
  • Hamilton in the World of Finance | Seton Ijams, member of the St. Andrew's Society of New York (1757) and lineal descendant of the first Clerk of the bank Alexander Hamilton founded
  • Hamilton the Lawyer | Tyler Broker, Esq., Constitutional Law expert and editor of the blog Above the Law
  • Hamilton the Political Theorist | Hank Hamilton, Hamilton expert and retired Assistant Commissioner, State of New York
  • Hamilton and Slavery| Jessie Serfilippi, Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
  • Hamilton the Military Man | Nicole Scholet, President, The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society

Moderated by Michael Lynch, Director of Historic Preservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

This panel discussion is included with museum admission.

Space is limited. Attendees will receive a wristband from the admission desk the day of the lecture.

Reception at Saint Andrew's Society

Immediately following the panel, guests and presenters are invited across Washington Avenue to a reception at the Saint Andrew's Society in Albany, founded in 1803. A piper will escort guests from the museum to the reception. 

  • $25 per person or $50 per family | RSVP to Jay Higle at the Saint Andrew's Society at (518) 235-7234 or email Check or cash payments only.

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For questions, please contact Mimi Fahy, Special Events Associate, at 518-463-4478 x418 or email


Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the Fort Orange Club, Albany NY.

Alan is one of the Albany Institute’s closest friends, serving on the museum’s board of trustees since 1989. Alan was its Chair from 1994 -1999 and led the fundraising that transformed the Albany Institute into the modern museum facility and campus we have today. That fundraising effort positioned the museum to complete a capital campaign, and begin providing world-class exhibitions, year-round education programming for all ages, and host special events to over 20,000 visitors annually. Alan is currently the Institute's Vice Chair.

For questions about Corporate Sponsorship, please contact Nicholas DeMarco, Director of Development, at 518-463-4478 x437 or email


The Albany Institute’s staff and Board of Trustees thank you for your commitment to the museum.