Sometimes when we talk with people about the Aaron Burr house museum initiative, usually when we are out on the street gathering signatures and whatnot, we come across people who are not that happy to hear about the little effort that our group is undergoing. Some people don’t seem to be that trilled hearing about turning Aaron Burr house into a museum because they aren’t that trilled about the Aaron Burr, the person. This begs the questions, should we preserve historical landmarks, even when they are from sketchy individuals?
If you are new to the Aaron Burr House movement, we’re a small group of history buffs from West Village, Greenwich, New York, who would like to see the Aaron Burr townhouse on Commerce Street be officially named a museum. We call ourselves the West Village Historical Society, and our goal is to turn the Aaron Burrs old house into a museum in an effort to preserve it as a piece of history.