Love history, Hamilton, and fun competition? In the wake of Hamilton‘s visit to Proctors, Albany Public Library’s annual historical scavenger hunt will focus on locations tied to the popular Founding Father. Register your team for Albany History Race: Alexander Hamilton Edition, scheduled for Saturday, September 7.
The Amazing Race-style competition will require teams to find historic sites across Albany that are related to Alexander Hamilton, the Schuyler family, Aaron Burr, or Lafayette. Clues will lead teams from site to site, and the teams who complete the hunt in the fastest time will win Hamilton-themed prizes.
At 2 pm on September 7, teams will meet at Albany Public Library’s Washington Avenue location. After being given a few minutes to strategize, teams will set off on their scavenger hunt, taking pictures at each location to prove they found them.
Teams will finish the race at the Albany Institute of History and Art, where the winners will receive their prizes. All teams will get to enjoy some pizza, and will have the opportunity to check out the Institute’s current exhibition “The Schuyler Sisters and Their Circle.”
Want to participate, but not a history buff? That’s okay — the clues will give you the information you’ll need. The only stipulation is your team must be small enough to travel through the race together in one car.
There is no fee to compete in the race, but one member from each team must register online ahead of time through the Albany Public Library’s calendar.