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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
Hermione Arrives In Yorktown With A Bang!
June 8, 2015

Hermione Fires Cannon at Yorktown on May 6, 2015 Photograph: Bess Reynolds for Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc.

Miles Young, President, Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, far right, holding cloth, and Joe DiBello, right, Superintendent, National Park Service at the Yorktown Ceremony, May 6, 2015, unveiling a new NPS-National Historical Trail plaque that commemorates the WR3-US trail. Photograph: Bess Reynolds for Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc.

Governor Terry McAuliffe at his address during the Yorktown Hermione Ceremony, June 6, 2015. Credits :Photograph: Bess Reynolds for Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc.

Miles Young, President, Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc., addresses the Yorktown Ceremony audience on May 6, 2015, noting, “For French and American alike, this is a day to remember.” Photograph: Bess Reynolds for Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc.

Ségolène Royal, French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, said, “I am very happy to join you here today in welcoming the Hermione on behalf of the President of the French Republic and the French Government.” Photograph: Bess Reynolds for Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc.

Lily Rougeot, PR & Communications, Hennessy, Moët Hennessy USA ,left, and Samantha Barnes, Vice President, Communications, Moët Hennessy USA, right, celebrate the arrival of the Hermione in Yorktown, May 6, 2015. Moët Hennessy is the Founding Partner of Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc. Commemorating our 250th anniversary, The Hennessy 250 Collector Blend pays full tribute to two-and-a-half centuries of excellence, international expansion, and visionary passion. The Hermione carried two Hennessy barrels of the 250th Collector Blend on its voyage from Rochefort to Yorktown.Photograph: Bess Reynolds for Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc.

With her 12-pounder cannons firing in celebration, Hermione, the French Frigate of Freedom, arrived right on time to Yorktown, Virginia on June 5, 2014. Greeted by thousands of enthusiastic shoreline observers—including a distinguished group from the Poitou-Charentes region in France—one and all shouted welcome and ‘bienvenue’ to Hermione Captain Yann Cariou and his youthful crew.

A full morning of special ceremonies began with the unveiling of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route-National Historic Trail (W3R-US/NHT)Wayside Marker at Yorktown’s Riverwalk Landing. Welcomed first by the Fifes and Drums of York Town, next Nicole Yancey, W3R-US-NHT Liaison with Virginia, observed that this historic trail extends from Newport, Rhode Island to Yorktown and recognized the contribution Yorktown and York County executives. Then, with the help of Superintendent Joe DiBello, National Park Service (NPS), and Miles Young, President of Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc., the two unveiled the new Wayside Marker, whose text and illustrations commemorate Washington, Rochambeau, Lafayette and the Hermione during the siege and victory at Yorktown.

Next, following military music by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band, Thomas G. Shepperd, Jr., Chairman of York County Board of Supervisors welcomed His Excellency Gérard Araud, French Ambassador to the U.S.; Hermione Captain Yann Cariou; David Yancey, Virginia House of Delegates; Admiral Philip Davidson, Commander U.S. Fleet Forces Command; General Jean-Paul Palmeros, Supreme Aliied Commander, Transformation, NATO; Rear Admiral Hervé Bléjean, representative of the French Navy, among others.

With boundless Virginian pride, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was the first speaker who told assembled guests how proud he was of Virginia in American history, singling out the heroism displayed by Admiral de Grasse, Comte de Rochambeau and Major General Lafayette along with brave Virginians and other American forces under the command of General Washington during the siege and victory of Yorktown.

Then, Miles Young, who is Worldwide Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, recounted the importance of the ‘Why Not” spirit of Major General Lafayette. In eloquent terms, Young explained how young Lafayette’s life and values remain an inspiration 235 years later and are especially meaningful for young people. He said, “My task today is simple—to pay tribute to the Association Hermione-La Fayette who made the Hermione possible—to its inceptor, the then Mayor of Rochefort, Jean-Louis Frot, his successors, M. Grasset and M. Blanchet; to the author Erik Orsenna; and most especially to Benedict Donnelly, whose dynamic energy drove the project forward; to Maryse Vital, the CEO and her team; and to the Board and Foundation who have supported them, represented here by Olivier Pagezy, Alain Bourdeaux and John Crawford.” He also credited the support of the Hermione Voyage 2015 by Moët Hennessy. He concluded, noting, “For French and American alike, this is a day to remember.”

A special guest and someone who has been a longstanding supporter of the Hermione project, Ségolène Royal, French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, said, “I am very happy to join you here today in  welcoming  the  Hermione on behalf of the President of the French Republic and the French Government… May I add how proud I am that this extraordinary adventure came to fruition in part thanks to the support of my region Poitou-Charentes. Today, a dream becomes reality, a dream of thousands of volunteers led by Benedict Donnelly, involved for more than ten years, the dream of territories like Poitou-Charentes, the Department of Charentes-Maritime, and the city of Rochefort ; the dream of 50 small corporations specialized in all the handcraft needed to rebuild the ship the way it was in 1780: for the carpentry, the sails, the ironwork and the foundry of guns. The dream of 4 million visitors to the site of the building over the last ten years; the dream of the vocational students whom I asked to make the furniture for the ship; a dream I would want all our American friends to share, thanks to the dedication of Miles Young and his team.” Following her remarks, Minister Royal presented a copy of the French Rights of Man Proclamation to Captain Yann Cariou on behalf of the French Republic.

Lastly, Virginia Delegate David Yancey made the Presentation of the York County Proclamation to Hermione Captain Yann Cariou, who thanked Mr. Yancey and York County for this great honor.

The day’s formal events ended at the Yorktown Victory Monument with a Wreath Laying Ceremony, with remarks noting the long and deep friendship between France and the United States by Miles Young. His Excellency Gérard Araud and Minister Ségolène Royal presented the wreath at the foot of the Yorktown Victory Monument. French Rear Admiral Hervé Bléjean gave a reading of an entry from the journal of Captain Latouche-Tréville of the original Hermione during her participation in the Yorktown engagement. Read Admiral Hervé Bléjean also paid tribute to the French and American soldiers and sailors who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Yorktown siege and victory.

The Hermione is scheduled to stay in Yorktown from June 5-7, after which it will commence its voyage north along the Eastern Seaboard. During her stop in Yorktown, there will be a full complement of entertainments, free visits on board the Hermione and the display of educational panels depicting the history of the Hermione and the Poitou-Charentes region from which she sailed.

For information and support of the Hermione 2015 Voyage, please visit: www.hermione2015.com