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Aug8
HISTORIC RE-ENACTORS ADD AUTHENTICITY TO HERMIONE 2015 VOYAGE
Aug5
Say Au Revoir to The Hermione: Last Stop in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Before Returning to France
Jul28
Lafayette at Monticello: “The Happy days I Have Past” : A Talk with Assistant Curator Emilie Johnson, Monticello
Jul21
A Talk with Ursula Reed, Chair, Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, and Dr. Robert Selig, Historian, W3R-US
Jul18
HERMIONE MAKES A BIG IMPACT IN CASTINE, MAINE – ON BASTILLE DAY, JULY 14, 2015
Jul13
HERMIONE FRIGATE ARRIVES IN BOSTON TO TUMULTUOUS WELCOME ON JULY 11, 2015
Jul11
A Talk with David Dearinger, Curator of Lafayette: An American Icon at the Boston Athenæum
Jul10
Hermione Arrives in Historic Newport, Rhode Island
Jul9
Greenport, NY Greets Hermione with Great Fanfare July 6-7 Visit Warmly Welcomed on Long Island
Jul5
HERMIONE FRIGATE IN VIEW OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY DURING JULY 4 PARADE OF SHIPS
Jul2
Triumphant Arrival of Hermione to New York’s Pier 15 at South Street Seaport Museum
Jun29
THE HERMIONE RE-ENACTMENT DINNER AT PHILADELPHIA’S CITY TAVERN IS AN AUTHENTIC BLAST! Marquis-mania Enlivens Philadelphia Waterfront with Tall Ships
Jun25
FRENCH-AMERICAN LIAISON EXTRAORDINAIRE: A TALK WITH NICOLE YANCEY
Jun22
HERMIONE’S BENEDICT DONNELLY SPEAKS IN ANNAPOLIS
Jun17
A Conversation with Paul Raschilla, Partner, AKF Group A Supporter of Hermione’s Visit to the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland
Jun10
Fireworks At Mount Vernon, Virginia During Hermione’s Visit on June 9, 2015
Jun8
Hermione Arrives In Yorktown With A Bang!
Jun2
Rendezvous of France’s Hermione and U.S. Navy’s USS Mitscher Off Virginia Coast
Jun1
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION HERMIONE-LA FAYETTE
May29
A Talk with Dr. Valerie Paley, New-York Historical Society on Its Current Exhibit: “Lafayette’s Return: The “Boy General,” the American Revolution, and the Hermione.”
May26
The Florida Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America Host Four Successful Fundraisers Collecting $200,000
May7
Lafayette’s Arrival on April 27, 1780 Celebrated By Massachusetts Lafayette Society On Hancock’s Wharf, Boston
May5
Hermione-Lafayette President Miles Young Addresses Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island
Apr30
WORLD PREMIERE OF LAFAYETTE,
Apr13
LAFAYETTE, THE PLAY at FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall Theater in New York
Apr7
LAFAYETTE COMES ALIVE: A TALK WITH LAURENT FERRI, CURATOR AND ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Apr2
Lafayette’s Key Role in the American Revolution is Celebrated in a New Society of the Cincinnati Exhibit
Mar25
FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA GATHER IN PALM BEACH FOR CELEBRATORY GALA
Mar24
Gérard Araud, French Ambassador Welcomes Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc. at Washington, D.C. Reception
Mar18
PRINCE CHARLES LEARNS OF HERMIONE’S VISIT TO GEORGE WASHINGTON’S MOUNT VERNON
Mar15
Commonwealth of Virginia Declares March 14 as Lafayette Day
Mar14
Hermione Frigate Welcomes Hennessy on Board
Mar9
HERMIONE’S ARTISANAL ACHIEVEMENT
Feb18
AHOY! HERMIONE SETS SAIL TO AMERICA….AGAIN!
Feb14
French Language Students in New England Invited To Enter Hermione Contest
Jan31
Hermione-Lafayette Rallies Support in Coral Gables, Florida
Jan18
2015 – The Year of Hermione Comes to the United States
Dec23
FRANCE MAGAZINE DEVOTES COVER STORY TO THE HERMIONE!
Dec9
THE MARQUIS: LAFAYETTE RECONSIDERED
Dec8
FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA SALUTE OUR ARMED FORCES ON VETERANS DAY
Dec4
LAFAYETTE SYMPOSIUM AT LYCÉE FRANÇAIS DE NEW YORK
Dec4
NYC GATHERING WITH MILES YOUNG, PRESIDENT, FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA
Dec3
BRITISH TRAVEL WRITERS COMMEND HERMIONE FRIGATE PROJECT IN 2014
Nov12
ABOARD HERMIONE: MARC JENSEN’S LOG NOTES
Oct15
GALA HIGHLIGHTS FROM FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA ON THE USS INTREPID
Oct14
FOH-LA’S MARC JENSEN ON BOARD HERMIONE IN BORDEAUX!
Oct10
HERMIONE’S TRIUMPHAL ARRIVAL IN BORDEAUX!
Sep16
THE SIEGE WILL COMMENCE TOMORROW AT YORKTOWN
Sep8
HERMIONE ON ITS WAY TO THE ATLANTIC!
Sep6
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAFAYETTE!
Sep2
THE PERILS OF PEACE – CELEBRATING THE 231ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES
Aug21
MARC JENSEN – HERMIONE’S “MARITIME AMBASSADOR”
Jul13
LAFAYETTE – HERO OF TWO WORLDS, THREE REVOLUTIONS
Jul3
CHEF WALTER STAIB VISITS HERMIONE TO FILM “A TASTE OF HISTORY” EPISODE
Jun25
MILES YOUNG RECEIVES NAVY LEAGUE’s LEADERSHIP AWARD
Jun11
FRENCH NAVY FRIGATE LA FAYETTE VISITS YORKTOWN COMMEMORATING FRANCO-AMERICAN ALLIANCE
Jun9
GALA CELEBRATES HERMIONE FRENCH FRIGATE OF LIBERTY ABOARD USS INTREPID on OCTOBER 14, 2014
May22
AHOY! SAVE THE DATE: OCT. 14, 2014 GALA ABOARD THE INTREPID TO CELEBRATE HERMIONE 2015 VOYAGE
Apr15
MEET ANNE RENAULT – HERMIONE’S SAILMAKER
Apr10
BEFORE NEW AMSTERDAM, NEW YORK WAS CALLED NEW ANGOULÊME!
Mar28
LAFAYETTE IN FOCUS AT UPCOMING MONTICELLO SYMPOSIUM
Mar25
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 7 – ANCHORS AWAY!
Mar18
YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT LAFAYETTE WAS A FAMOUS HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Feb23
DRUM ROLL FOR L’HERMIONE FROM SONS OF THE REVOLUTION!
Feb16
ADOPTED SON: WASHINGTON, LAFAYETTE, AND THE FRIENDSHIP THAT SAVED THE REVOLUTION
Feb6
VISIT TO MONTICELLO BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT HOLLANDE OF FRANCE
Feb3
FLORIDA TO SUPPORT LAFAYETTE’S 2015 HERMIONE VOYAGE
Feb2
PHILADELPHIA PREPARES FOR LAFAYETTE’S 2015 HERMIONE VOYAGE
Jan27
A FRENCH SILVER BOTTLE SLIDER: LAFAYETTE’S GIFT TO WASHINGTON
Jan16
MILES YOUNG BRINGS LESSONS OF L’HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE TO LYCEE FRANCAIS de NEW YORK
Jan14
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 6 – THE SPRITSAIL, SYMBOL OF ANCIENT NAVIGATION
Dec31
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 5: HERMIONE’S BALLAST: STABLE AND STRONG
Dec27
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 4: HERMIONE ARTISANS SET SAIL IN A RUSSIAN FRIGATE
Dec2
PBS – “LAFAYETTE: THE LOST HERO” AIRS 9PM, DECEMBER 3, 2013
Nov15
“RECREATING LAFAYETTE’S FRIGATE” IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
Nov11
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 3: POWERING THE HERMIONE
Sep26
NEW YORK WELCOMES HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE VOYAGE 2015 TO THE USA AT FRENCH CONSULATE RECEPTION ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
Sep25
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 2: GETTING THE DETAILS RIGHT
Sep25
WELCOME TO OUR BRAND NEW WEBSITE
Sep24
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 1: WELCOME!
Sep23
INTRODUCING OUR NEW LOGO
Sep19
AUTHENTICITY BUT WITH A TOUCH OF MODERNITY
Sep19
THE THIRD MAST IS INSTALLED
Jun15
RISING SPLENDOR
Apr4
L’HERMIONE GAINS HER FINAL TWO LOWER MASTS
Mar25
THE FIRST STAGE OF THE MAST CONSTRUCTION
Nov12
UNVEILING OF THE FIGUREHEAD
Mar31
MARCH 2012 PHOTO GALLERY BY PHILIP PLISSON
Jan20
REBIRTH OF THE BOAT LOCKS
Jan17
PREPARING FOR LAUNCH, PHASE 2: THE SHORING
Jan5
PREPARING FOR LAUNCH, PHASE 1: DISMANTLING THE TENT
Dec28
INSTALLATION OF THE ENGINES
Dec14
COMPLETION OF THE ORNAMENTS
Nov18
FLANGES FOR THE ENGINE
Nov15
END OF THE HULL’S PAINT JOB
Nov11
COMPLETION OF THE QUARTER GALLERIES
Jul8
THE RIGGING: START OF THE WORK
GALA HIGHLIGHTS FROM FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA ON THE USS INTREPID
FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA CELEBRATES 'WHY NOT" SPIRIT AT INAUGURAL GALA ON USS INTREPID! October 15, 2014

DURING THE GALA, A RIVETING CONVERSATION BETWEEN CHARLIE ROSE AND CHRISTINE LAGARDE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, COVERED A WIDE RANGE OF ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND DIPLOMATIC TOPICS. PHOTO: DAVID LINCOLN ROSS FOR FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA

MILES YOUNG, LEFT, PRESIDENT OF FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA, AND CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF OGILVY & MATHER, AND PASCALE RICHARD, GALA CO-HOST AND DIRECTOR OF THE CULTURAL CENTER AT THE LYCÉE FRANCAIS DE NEW YORK, ADDRESS MORE THAN 600 DIGNITARIES, GUESTS AND SUPPORTERS. PHOTO: DAVID LINCOLN ROSS FOR FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA

ARIANE DAGUIN, CEO, D'ARTAGNAN, LEFT, AND GUEST ERIC ESPUNY; MS. DAGUIN HELPED FOH-LA DEVELOP THE GALA'S POITOU-CHARENTES-INSPIRED SELECTION OF DISHES AND DESSERT. PHOTO: DAVID LINCOLN ROSS FOR FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA

WHAT THE GALA IS ALL ABOUT, SUPPORTING THE 2015 VOYAGE OF THE HERMIONE TO THE U.S., SEEN HERE DOCKSIDE IN BORDEAUX, FRANCE, WHERE THE SHIP VISITED IN EARLY OCTOBER, 2014. PHOTOGRAPH BY ©ERIC BOULOUMIÉ

DR. HENNRY KISSINGER ADDRESSES THE GALA FOLLOWING PRESENTATION OF THE FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA LEADERSHIP AWARD TO THE FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE. PHOTO: DAVID LINCOLN ROSS FOR FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA

FRENCH JAZZ GUITARIST STEPHANE WREMBEL, ABOVE, AND HIS TRIO, WHO CHANNELED THE GYPSY RHYTHMS AND SONGS OF DJANGO REINHARDT. PHOTO: DAVID LINCOLN ROSS FOR FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA

Under the generous corporate sponsorship of Moët Hennessy, Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America (FOH-LA) held its first GALA for more than 600 diplomats, dignitaries, guests and Francophile supporters from across the globe on board the USS Intrepid Air & Space Museum in New York City last night, October 14, 2014. Funds raised from the GALA will help support the voyage of the Hermione, “Freedom Frigate”, during its triumphal tour of ports from Yorktown to Boston in 2015.

The assembled guests received a message from Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States, who wrote: “I wish to express how much the French Embassy and the French Consulates all over the United States are committed to supporting the Hermione project.” Present at the Gala was Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York, as well The Honorable and Mrs. Craig R. Stapleton, former U.S. Ambassador to France.

To begin the evening’s ceremonies, the first-ever Friends of Hermione-Lafayette In America Leadership Award was presented to Dr. Henry A. Kissinger by FOH-LA President Miles Young. Later after several tributes to the Hermione project, including a video direct from France by Hermione Captain Yann Cariou, Gala guests listened intently to a wide-ranging conversation between Emmy-award-winning journalist Charlie Rose and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, who ably addressed all the major political, economic and diplomatic issues of the day.

 It was also a glittering evening of festivities, featuring a menu inspired by the culinary heritage of Poitou-Charentes curated with the help of Ariane Daguin, CEO, D’Artagnan, and Chef Philippe Bertineau, a native of Poitou. The main course featured “Poulet Grand Mere” with roasted fingerling potatoes, autumn squash, button mushrooms and Heirloom carrots in a Pineau des Charentes light liqueur sauce.
For Hermione supporters there were delicious libations, wines and Cognac Hennessy courtesy of Moët Hennessy; an auction conducted by Robbie Gordy of Christie’s; an inspired speech from French commentator and author Bernard-Henri Lévy on the lasting friendship between France and America; and music from French jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel and his trio, who channeled the gypsy rhythms and songs of Django Reinhardt.

With Gala Co-Hosts Miles Young and Pascale Richard presiding over the evening’s ceremonies, the Gala was a great success for all involved!

Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America also wishes to thank the following Gala Chairs: P. Miles Young, Pascale Richard, Irwin Gotlieb, Sir Martin Sorrell, and The Honorable and Mrs. Earle I. Mack.

In addition, FOH-LA again thanks all its generous supporters and followers to make this Gala a genuine celebration of enduring French-American friendship and Lafayette’s “Cur Non”, Why Not, “Pourquoi Pas” spirit. FOH-LA also thanks Restaurant Associates for all their wonderful help in making the Gala a truly memorable event.

A big MERCI and THANK YOU to one and all!