Meet ‘Hamilton’

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It is hard to believe that the Limon Heritage Society’s annual benefit dinner and auction is just over a week away! If you have never attended one of these wonderful events before, this year is the perfect year to begin with a number of old favorites and new surprises that are sure to delight every member of your family. Join us Saturday, January 28th beginning at 6 pm at the Limon United Methodist Church for a full night of entertainment, incredible food, shopping, and even a visit from Alexander Hamilton himself!

Just who is Hamilton, you ask? Alexander was an American statesman as well as – you guessed it – one of America’s Founding Fathers! However, the man playing this American icon, who just so happens to be Dr. Hal Bidlack, may be just as fascinating as the Founding Father himself. As per the Hamilton Lives website:

Hal Bidlack’s performances as Alexander Hamilton bring history alive for his audiences, and brings back the excitement, frustrations, and brilliance that was the Founding of America.

Dr. Bidlack was a career officer in the United States Air Force, leaving active duty with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the summer of 2006.  His postings included service as Deputy Director of the United States Air Force Institute for National Security Studies, as a military advisor to an Ambassador at the Department of State in Washington, DC. (working security issues in Europe and Asia), as an ICBM launch officer/instructor, and for many years he was an Associate Professor of Political Science at the Air Force Academy. He served over 25 years in the Air Force, and now devotes himself full time to performing and writing. 

He holds all his academic degrees from the University of Michigan, including a doctorate in Political Science. His dissertation, in environmental policy making, focused on the role of the military in environmental operations.

Dr. Bidlack taught political science from 1988 to 1993, 1996 to 2001, and from 2002 to 2006 (with 3 years out for graduate school). He specialized in American national government issues, the Founding, and environmental affairs. 

During summer academic breaks, he twice served at the White House as Director of Global Environmental Affairs for the National Security Council. In that position, Dr. Bidlack provided direct support to the President and the Vice President on environmental security issues. He also served briefly at the Pentagon, working on the START negotiations. Most recently, Dr. Bidlack served on the staff of a US Senator.

Do not miss out on this historic night that is sure to be talked about for years to come. Purchase your tickets to the Limon Heritage Society’s annual dinner and auction by calling Barbara at (719) 775-2220. Tickets are expected to sell quickly, so reserve your seats before it is too late!

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