Fete Lafayette Related Programs

Explore the life and legacy of the marquis de Lafayette, including his 1824-1825 farewell tour, through these lectures and other historical programs, which accompany the exhibition Fete Lafayette: A French Hero’s Tour of the American Republic. Click on the links below to learn more about each program and, if the event has already taken place, to watch a video of the presentation.


The Marquis de Lafayette and his Farewell Tour

March 27, 2024

Join historian Alan Hoffman and Chuck Schwam, executive director of the American Friends of Lafayette, for a discussion of Lafayette’s farewell tour and its significance, and a preview of the commemorative events planned to celebrate its bicentennial.

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A Map Created by Lafayette’s Aide-de-Camp for King Louis XVI

April 19, 2024

In this Lunch Bite object talk, the Institute’s historical programs manager, Andrew Outten, discusses a map made by Lafayette’s aide-de-camp and mapmaker Michel Capitaine du Chesnoy that was produced in 1779 for King Louis XVI and used by Lafayette to bolster his petition for increased support and expansion of French military operations in America.

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