Nov
12
2:00pm 2:00pm

An Afternoon with Lafayette.

     The Massachusetts Lafayette Society is partnering with New England Historic Genealogical Society [NEHGS] for an afternoon with "Lafayette." As noted in the NEHGS announcement available at the link below, you will get to see some first hand artifacts on Lafayette's Farewell Tour as well as to hear from Alan Hoffman, President MLS, and Deedy Jensen, author of a novel based on Lafayette's visit to a small New Hampshire town by General Lafayette while on this Tour.  See the following link for more information: http://shop.americanancestors.org/products/general-lafayette-s-farewell-tour

      This event will take place on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and is expected to last until 3:30. Guests are welcome to stay after the event to explore their own genealogy - perhaps you have a Revolutionary War Soldier in your past who served with Lafayette? Now is your chance to explore your family history. Although there is no cost, the NEHGS prefers that persons RSVP directly to them. One can do this by following the instructions to the cart and beyond - it involves creating an account. In the alternative, you can register by calling NEHGS at 617 226 1226.

     NEHGS also has an event on Saturday, October 29th that they feel our members may be interested in attending. Please explore this link as well.  Saturday, October 29—a seminar on heraldry in America: http://shop.americanancestors.org/products/heraldry-in-america One lecture topic: French Heraldry and its Legacy in New England presented by Dr. Nicholas Vernot of  Académie Internationale d'Héraldique may be of special interest to some of our members.

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Mar
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

Francophony Proclamation, State House, Concord, NH

On Friday March 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM, New Hampshire's Governor Maggie Hassan will issue a special proclamation recognizing the ongoing importance of French in New Hampshire.  This event will take place in the Governor's Council Chambers at the State House in Concord.

Special guests in attendance will be M. David Alward, Consul General, Consulate of Canada in Boston;  M. Valéry Freland, Consul General, Consulate of France in Boston; and Mme. Marie-Claude, Quebec Delegation in Boston.

This event is free and open to the public.  Please arrive at the Council chambers by 1:45 PM.

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Mar
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

"Lafayette: Faces and Places" a slideshow presented by Frederic C. Detwiller.

Join the Massachusetts Lafayette Society for Mr. Detwiller's wonderful presentation on Thursday March 17, 2016, at the Royall House, 15 George St., Medford, MA 02155.  Opening reception with light refreshments at 6:00 PM, followed by Mr. Detwiller's presentation at 7:00 PM.

RSVP to Alan Hoffman at arhoffman@lynchbrewr.com. Suggested donation: $5.00 for members, and $10.00 for non-members.

For more information click here.

 

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Commemoration of Lafayette's arrival on the Hermione at Hancock's (now Lewis) Wharf
May
2
2:00pm 2:00pm

Commemoration of Lafayette's arrival on the Hermione at Hancock's (now Lewis) Wharf

Join us at a colorful public preview of the new General marquis de La Fayette/ Frigate l'Hermione informational panel to be placed on the waterfront at historic Hancock's Wharf (Lewis Wharf Park, 28 Atlantic Avenue, Boston) on Saturday May 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

Click here for more information. 

Click here to read remarks by Mr. Hoffman.

Click here to see the informational panel.  

Click here to see photographs from the event.

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Dec
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Longfellow House: Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site

The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Association (W3R®-US), The National Park Service (NPS)The Friends of the Longfellow House, and the Massachusetts Lafayette Society invite you to attend
“A Journey of Instruction” A lecture by Dr. Robert Selig. 
This is a discussion of General Rochambeau’s visit to Washington’s 1775-1776 and Lafayette’s route from Boston to Morristown, New Jersey in April of 1780 to inform Washington of the imminent arrival of the French Expeditionary Force under Rochambeau.
Click here to see more photographs.

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Sep
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

Historic Buckman Tavern on Lexington Green

  • Historic Buckman Tavern on Lexington Green (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Lexington Historical Society and the Massachusetts Lafayette Society will host a wine and cheese reception and offer tours of the exhibition entitled “The Battle after the Battle”. Guest of Honor ~Fabien Fieschi - Consul Général of France. View flier here 
For an informative article about "The Battle after the Battle" click here

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May
20
12:00pm12:00pm

Massachusetts Lafayette Day

Finally, we will have our traditional Lafayette Day ceremonies, including the Union Club luncheon on Tuesday, May 20, the 190th anniversary of Lafayette’s death. View invitation here.

Click here to see photographs from the event.

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May
17
12:00pm12:00pm

Kennedy Library Luncheon and Tour

On Saturday, May 17, at noon, we will be convening at the Kennedy Library for a luncheon and tour of the collection. We will be greeted by a curator who will also assist us when we tour the collection. Our chief focus will be installation of the Zuber wallpaper in the White House by Mrs. Kennedy. This fine example of French panoramic wallpaper received its impetus from Lafayette and his Farewell Tour of America. View invitation here 

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Apr
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Celebrate Lafayette’s visit to Concord, NH in June 1825

On Friday, April 11, 2014, the Society partnered with the Franco-American Centre and Myriam Zuber’s organization, FAIRE, to celebrate Lafayette’s visit to Concord, NH in June 1825 after he helped lay the cornerstone of the Bunker Hill Monument. We had a good turnout from our members, especially in New Hampshire and North of Boston. See attached invitation here.

Click here to see photographs from the event.
 

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Oct
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Peek into Boston Public Library's Archive of Lafayette-related material

  • BPL - Rare Book Department 3rd Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Peek into the BPL’s Archive of Lafayette-related material, including two abolitionist broadsides, as well as other important 
  treasurers from the early history of our republic.
Brief history of the Library by Keeper of Special Collections Susan Glover. 
* L
ibrary tours by David Noonan, a long-time member of the society. 
  If you have questions, contact Alan Hoffman at   arhoffman@lynchbrewer.com

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May
20
12:00am12:00am

Massachusetts Lafayette Day

Massachusetts Lafayette Day, and the
The Cocktail Reception was held Sunday May 19th, 2013 . 
Invitation can be viewed here .

Click here to view more photographs from the event.

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Apr
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

French American Intercultural Relations and Exchanges (FAIRE)

  • Salem Maritime National Site’s Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Bowditch Institute and Salem Maritime National Historic Site Invite you to: French Visions of America in 1834 
Admission: Free (Registration Required, Space Limited. )

Salem Maritime National Site’s Visitor Center 2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA (click for more information)

Description: From the time Jackie O installed them in the the White House to the Obama Administration, Zuber et Cie's "Views of North America" panoramic wallpaper, have inspired artistic and intercultural discourse. Join us to learn from three expert panelists about this exquisite scenic wallpaper. The collection of thirty-two, awe-inspiring panels depicts national landmarks, including Boston Harbor, West Point and Niagara falls. "Views of America" gives us unparalleled insight into how a pre-democratic France saw America's burgeoning democracy. The scholarly soirée will cover everything from the social, aesthetic and political to the French Idealization of early 19th-century America. Those in attendance will have the distinct pleasure of learning about the  Zuber et Cie wallpaper from Isabelle Dubois-Brinkmann the curator of the Musée du Papier Peint in Rixheim, Alsace, France. James A. Abbott, Curator of Johns Hopkins Evergreen Museum and author of Designing Camelot will present on how the Kennedy White House revitalized interest in these important works. Additionally, Joanna Gohmann, Doctoral Candidate in Art History at Chapel Hill, will present her findings from her thesis about the wallpaper's representation of French idealization of America democracy and racial integration.The guests will be invited to view a sampling of scaled-down replicas of these great works. 
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May
18
12:00pm12:00pm

Annual Luncheon at the Union Club

Here is your Invitation to join us for the Lafayette Day events on May 17 and/or May 18, 2012. Seating for the Luncheon is limited so please send in your reservations as soon as possible. As you can see Alan et. al. have put together another eventful day for us. Looking forward to seeing many of you again this year.
** special this year**
Honoring Veterans who served in Normandy in WWII by the French Gov't with Legion of Honor Medal.
Lafayette Reinactor will be in Boston just for our programs!
Special Luncheon guest speaker!
Details and official invitation will be on line soon.

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Dec
4
12:00am12:00am

W3R-Massachusetts Lafayette Society Event

Click here for speech by Mr. Hoffman.

Click here for photographs from the event.

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May
20
12:00am12:00am

Lafayette Day

Click here for more photographs from the event.

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