Fenimore Art Museum Awarded Two Grants From the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation

This article first appeared on the Fenimore Art Museum website in December, 2017.

Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York has received a total of $70,000 from two grants awarded by The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. The grants will provide funding for new programs and a publication based on the museum’s collection of documents pertaining to the life and death of founding father, Alexander Hamilton, focusing predominantly on a collection of thirty-five letters exchanged between Hamilton and Aaron Burr, leading up to their fatal duel on July 11, 1804. These documents, although familiar to historians, have remained largely unknown to the public until recently when they were brought to light in the song “Your Obedient Servant” from the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Read more...