Please join us for Massachusetts Lafayette Day, on Friday May 18, 2018, beginning at 10:30 A.M. at historic Boston Athenaeum, and continuing to the Union Club for a luncheon and lecture by Anthony J. Bajdek, President and Founder of the American Association of the Friends of Kosciuszko at West Point, Inc. Click here for details and RSVP information.
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Join us for presentations about the Massachusetts Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, and a program sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution to support french children orphaned during WWI. Click here for your invitation.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Suggested donation: $5.00 for members, and $10.00 for non-members.
For more information click here.
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.
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Click here to read remarks by Mr. Hoffman.
Click here to see the informational panel.
Click here to see photographs from the event.
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.
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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
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
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.
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* 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.
* Library tours by David Noonan, a long-time member of the society.
If you have questions, contact Alan Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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.