Lafayette and the Farewell Tour - Historical Society/Miner's Museum
Adults - Join The Lafayette Historical Society and the Miners Museum for "Lafayette and the Farewell Tour: Odyssey of an American Idol."
General Lafayette, born the Marquis de Lafayette in Auvergne, France, was truly an American Idol in the 19th century. The proof is that 80 counties, cities and towns were named after him as well as streets and roads everywhere. In this program, the translator of Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825, a first-hand account of Lafayette’s Farewell Tour of America, will describe the full extent of his reputation and explore its origins. Lafayette’s extraordinary reputation was based on his military record in the Revolution, his friendship with Washington, his continued support of American interests, his story-book life and, perhaps most importantly, his Farewell Tour of America when he visited all 24 states and Washington City as the last surviving major general of the Continental Army. Lafayette’s visits to places associated with the venue of the talk are discussed to illustrate the grand reception that the American people gave him on his Farewell
- Sunday, March 8, 2020
- 2:00PM - 3:30PM
- Meeting Room
- Lafayette Library