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Aaron Burr In the News 2015

April 21, 2015

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Aaron Burrin ExileA Pariah in Paris, 1810–1811 Jane Merrill and John Endicott $39.95 softcover (7 ¥ 10) Ca. 50 photos, notes, index ISBN 978-0-7864-9491-0 Ebook ISBN 978-1-4766-2130-2 2015 Aaron Burr—Revolutionary War hero, third vice president of the United States and a controversial figure of the early republic—was tried and acquitted of treason charges in 1807, and thereafter departed for self-imposed exile in Europe, his political career in ruins. Adrift in Paris for 15 months, he led a marginal existence on the run from creditors and the courts, getting by on handouts. While other Americans in Paris enjoyed official status that insulated them from life in the capital, Burr dreamed up fruitless schemes and pawned his possessions, yet remained in high spirits, enjoying Parisian theater and cafés. He shopped, flirted, paid for sex and associated with friends old and new while gathering the resolve to return to America. Burr’s Paris journal is a rare item, with only 250 unexpurgated copies printed in 1903. In it he relates his fascinating stories and describes Parisian life at the height of Napoleon’s power. Drawing on Burr’s journal and other sources, this book provides a self-portrait of the down-and-out Founding Father abroad. Jane Merrill lives in Sudbury, Massachusetts and Saint George, Maine. John Endicott has practiced law in New York and Connecticut. He lives in Litchfield, Connecticut.

Jan 2, 2015Dear Friends: Since I joined the Board of Directors of the Morris Jumel Mansion Museum ( in April 2014, we have been busy planning a host of event to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Mansion. Please save the date for two upcoming events early in the year that are particularly close to my heart. First, the party!! I am organizing a party at the Mansion on Saturday February 7th to celebrate Aaron Burr’s birthday. You may know that Burr was married to Madame Jumel and lived at the Mansion during their brief marriage. We shall memorialize his presence at the house by dedicating a recently restored portrait of Burr which will be hung in a place of honor in the parlor. (I personally raised over $7000 to restore this portrait which was found in the deep recesses of the Mansion’s storage rooms.) This will be an excellent opportunity for you to see the house, if you have not been there, partake in wine and cheese, and have a good time among friends. (Tickets are $20 which includes a glass of special cider from the Aaron Burr Cidery in Wurstsboro, NY.) Two days before, on Thursday February 5th , the Mansion has reserved a block of tickets at the Public Theater for Lin-Miranda’s hip-hop play “Hamilton,” featuring an assorted array of Founding Fathers at their musical best. (see below for ticket information) This being a fundraiser for the Mansion, certain ticket categories will include admission to a cocktail reception at the Public’s Library, including a Q and A with Lin-Miranda moderated by our own Diane Di Mauro. I would be honored to have you attend these events! Antonio

2015 is Morris-Jumel Mansion's 250th Anniversary! And to celebrate, we're teaming up with The Public Theater to present a special benefit performance of Hamilton, the raucous, much-anticipated new musical written and played by Tony-award-winner (In The Heights), and good friend of the Mansion, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Fusing contemporary hip-hop and classic Broadway style, Hamilton charts the origins, rise and dramatic death of one of America’s greatest minds; and on Thursday, February 5th, 2015, Morris-Jumel is giving history and theater lovers the chance to not only see the show, but also mingle with fellow friends of Morris-Jumel at a pre-performance cocktail reception and meet and talk with Lin-Manuel and the director, Tony-award nominee Thomas Kail, at an intimate post-show Q&A. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind kickoff to our 250th Anniversary season! To learn more, and to purchase tickets, please call Morris-Jumel at 212-923-8008. Or, visit the Mansion in person. Hurry: SPACE IS LIMITED! Proceeds will go to the underwriting of Morris-Jumel's extensive array of educational and cultural programming.

Tickets are selling fast for Morris-Jumel Mansion's February 5th benefit performance of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda's much-anticipated musical-theatrical extravaganza. Fusing contemporary hip-hop and classic Broadway style, Hamilton charts the origins, rise and dramatic death of one of America's greatest minds; and on Thursday, February 5th, 2015, Morris-Jumel is giving history and theater lovers the chance to not only see the show, but also meet and talk with Mr. Miranda and the director, Tony-award nominee Thomas Kail—first at a pre-show cocktail reception; and later at an intimate post-show Q&A. Now on sale are three distinct ticket packages:

  • The Exclusive experience, priced at $250, provides the attendee with a seat in the back half of the theater and an invitation to the post-show Q&A.

  • The Premiere experience, priced at $375, includes a seat in the front half and invitations to both the Q&A and the pre-show cocktail reception.

  • The VIP experience, priced at $500, includes seating in the one of the first two rows, invitations to the Q&A and cocktail reception, and a special, one-of-a-kind gift.

  • Students and residents of Washington Heights are eligible to purchase tickets for $90 (proof of matriculation/residency is required).

See a show! Meet Lin-Manuel! And help raise money for Manhattan's oldest house (proceeds will go to the underwriting of the Mansion's diverse array of educational and cultural programming)! It's a winter-time win, win, win! To purchase, visit Brown Paper Tickets, or call Morris-Jumel at 212-923-8008.

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