Two events talking about the Schuyler sisters

Schuyler Mansion Albany exterior

The Schuyler Mansion.

Two events coming up about the daughters of Philip Schuyler, their time growing up at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, life beyond the mansion, and their modern Hamilton-related fame.

July 14: Schuyler Sisters Book Slam
The Schuyler Mansion in Albany is hosting a Schuyler sisters "book slam" event featuring authors/researchers talking about their work:

Author Danielle Funiciello will begin the slam, presenting her recent research on eldest daughter Angelica Schuyler Church, who is the subject of her PhD dissertation. Funiciello is a former staff member at Schuyler Mansion, and has done extensive research on Angelica in the last year.
Second author, Susan Holloway Scott, will discuss the research that led to her historical fiction novel, I, Eliza Hamilton, which follows Elizabeth from the time she met Hamilton until his death in 1804. Scott will discuss her research, which included multiple visits to Schuyler Mansion, and will read an excerpt from her novel.
Lastly, Margaret Schuyler Van Rensselaer will be highlighted by Laura Elliott, author of the young adult historical fiction novel Hamilton and Peggy!, which chronicles Peggy's coming -of- age in the shadow of her two elder sisters. Elliot will discuss the research she conducted for the novel and will also read an excerpt from her novel.

The house will be open from 3-4 pm that Saturday for self-guided tours, and the talks begin at 4 pm. Admission is a suggested $3 donation.

July 28: Schuyler Sisters: Growing Up in the American Revolution and Early Republic
The New York State Library will be hosting a talk by Danielle Funiciello about all five of the Schuyler sisters:

Hamilton: An American Musical fans will be familiar with the eldest daughters of the American Major General Philip Schuyler; Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy. Less familiar, perhaps, are daughters Cornelia and Caty. With twenty-five years between the eldest and youngest daughters, the Schuyler family provides a unique chance to learn about the fast pace world of the American Revolution and what it was like for women growing up and seeking marriage before and after the war. Historian Danielle Funiciello takes you through one hundred years of history from the birth of Angelica in 1756 to the death of Caty in 1857.

The talk is at 1 pm that Saturday at the Cultural Education Center (same building as the State Museum) in the Librarians Room on the 7th floor. Admission is free but registration is recommended.

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