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A Day in Hamil-Tunes History!

On September 21, 2019, the Schuyler Center joined the Albany Institute of History and Art for their Family Expedition Day and Hamil-Tunes Karaoke.

While museum-goers of all ages learned about the world of Alexander Hamilton and the Schuyler Sisters, our own President and CEO, Kate Breslin, spoke with passers-by about our link to Hamilton, our connection with the Schuyler family, and how their legacy of civic-mindedness manifested in the work of the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy. Many people were excited to discover us, and picked up copies of our literature, our State of New York’s Children Data Book, as well as some yummy chocolates.

When it came time for Hamil-Tunes Karaoke, Schuyler Center Director of Development Chris Thompson knew how to get the crowd going! His emcee skills ensured everyone was clapping and on their feet. Fifteen songs weren’t enough for this group of Hamilton fans—after one round of singing-a-long, a short intermission was followed by even more musical fun.

The Schuyler Center team cheered everyone on, and some even got up to sing. Before the event was over, Chris, Director of Policy Dede Hill, and Communications Associate Amy Weismann couldn’t resist dressing up in a bit of period-themed costume for a quick picture. Many thanks to the Albany Institute of History and Art for including us in this event!