New ways of thinking about America’s War for Independence will be the topic of a two-part series, Revolutionary Perspectives, at the Darien Historical Society in November.

The first talk, entitled Alexander Hamilton: The Man, the Myth & The Musical, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. The smash-hit Broadway musical is changing the mythology surrounding this Founding Father, and a new perspective is emerging.

Robert Begley, president of New York Heroes Society, dives deeper into Alexander Hamilton’s life and legacy.

The next talk, Art, War and Identity in Early America will feature Museum Curator Robin Jaffee Frank on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Frank, a guest curator with the New-York Historical Society and former chief curator at the Wadsworth Athenuem, will discuss how certain works of art helped sway public opinion during the Revolution and helped forge our national identity.

Both programs will be held at Darien Historical Society, 45 Old Kings Highway North, Darien. The cost for each program is $5 for members, $20 for non-members, and $30 for non-members and a guest. To register, visit our website at, visit the Society, or call 203.655.9233.

For more information, or to become a member of the Darien Historical Society, call us at 203.655.9233, or visit our website:

The Darien Historical Society, located at operates the Bates-Scofield Homestead, featuring an 18th century saltbox colonial, historical herb garden, resource library and spacious barn exhibition gallery. The Society’s mission is to educate the community about its rich heritage and to preserve historical artifacts for future generations.