We took a jaunt to Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, recently. My daughter, a budding American historian, discovered that Oneida County residents can obtain a library card from the Burke Library at the campus. Hoh boy, was she eager to go after she found that out! The Burke Library is a beautiful library, chock full of the dusty tomes that make an historian’s skin tingle. The kids and I perused the library’s numerous sitting areas while we waited for Miss Historian to find her tomes.
We liked this one best:
We waited and waited. The Historian was no where to be found. So we wandered around a little. I took snapshots, just for kicks.
Finally, she arrived, lugging the three biggest books I’ve ever seen (besides Strong’s Concordance)– stuff on Alexander Hamilton.
We meandered the campus a little. Rain looked imminent, so I didn’t get as many photos of the buildings as I’d wanted. The architecture of the buildings are jaw-dropping. Here are just a sample of the beautiful edifices to be found.
We love Hamilton College because we love Samuel Kirkland and Alexander Hamilton. But I’d never send my kids there. It’s too fringe-kooky and too expensive (45K a year).