National Archives at New York City

The Hamilton Code: The Power of Motivational Symbolism

August 3, 2015 at Noon

New York City, NY... On Monday, August 3, 2015, Dr. Richman will discuss the power of symbolism found in the powder horn of one of our nation's founding fathers.

Refer to Caption Image of Alexander Hamilton s Powder Horn

Alexander Hamilton was a struggling immigrant, who became incredibly successful at attaining the "American Dream;" was it just luck, or was he focused on a clear set of goals? In fact, he was guided by the philosophy of Sir Francis Bacon and Machiavelli, which inspired the iconography he carved on his powder horn, a talisman which he kept close to remind him of his "Mission Statement" in his quest for success.

His powder horn, which has been on display at the Museum of American Finance and the NRA Museum, is currently featured on the Official NRA Calendar. Come listen to this inspirational presentation during which time, the powder horn will be on display.


Refer to Caption Image of Alexander Hamilton s Powder Horn

This talk will be held in the National Archives at New York City, Learning Center, 3rd floor, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, One Bowling Green, New York City, NY. 10004.


Due to limited space, contact us at: or 866-840-1752 to reserve a space. This program is free and open to the public.

About the speaker

Dr. Richman has an undergraduate degree from The College of William and Mary in Virginia, a Doctorate from The University of Pennsylvania, and is a member of Mensa. He has spent over twenty years researching Alexander Hamilton's powder horn and its relationship to Hamilton. He has spoken at the Museum of American Finance, received a presentation by the NRA, and is currently featured on an NRA video which explains the importance of Hamilton's powder horn.