Conversation and Cocktails with Churchill and Hamilton

Instructor:  Pete Reilly

  • July 8, 4-5 p.m. (Churchill)
  • July 22, 4-5 p.m. (Hamilton)
  • 2 Day course/1 hour+ each session
  • Registration will close on Monday July 6th at 4pm
  • Registration was closed, but we are opening it again for the July 22 Hamilton class.

Ever wonder what Churchill and Hamilton were like to hang around with? Probably not, but this 2 day course is going to provide a sometimes fun and sometimes serious look at these incredible (and entertaining) people. With Churchill we’ll throw in a book review with Erik Larson’s New York Times bestselling book – “The Splendid and the Vile”. An insightful look at what may have been Winston Churchill’s most defining year. Winston Churchill is nothing short of amazing – and improbable! Rising to the pinnacle of world power and changing the course of history in 1940 would never have been predicted by his family, teachers and many contemporaries. On day 1 of this course we’ll have some fun and take a look at how it happened. July 8, 4-5 p.m.

If “improbable” describes Winston Churchill, then for sure it describes Alexander Hamilton. Alexander is the proverbial “double threat” – a thinker and a doer of our American history. Previously relegated to take a back seat in the traditional telling of the founding of the United States, LIn Miranda’s musical has certainly moved Alexander to the forefront. Hamilton, the musical, opened on Broadway in 2015. The movie is being released by Disney this summer. We’ll look at Alexander Hamilton the person through the Musical. Why Is “Hamilton” so entertaining, so audacious, so inspiring, so game changing – because that describes Alexander Hamilton. If nothing else Day 2 of this course will inspire you to see the movie this summer. July 22, 4-5 p.m.

Peter Reilly has presented a number of well-received courses at Senior College on a variety of subjects. He holds a BS and an MBA from Monmouth University.