April 2, 2015
Marquis of Lafayette, Hero of Two Worlds. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Society of the Cincinnati
In March of 1780, the nineteen-year-old marquis de Lafayette boarded a French navy vessel—a frigate named Hermione—bound for the United States, entrusted by his King Louis XVI with a message for General George Washington—a message the American commander-in-chief had been hoping to receive for nearly five years: France would be sending troops to America’s aid.
Open to the public on April 3, Lafayette’s contributions to American independence are the subject of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati’s new exhibition, Lafayette and L’Hermione: Symbols of French-American Friendship. The exhibition continues through September 6, 2015, at the Society’s headquarters, Anderson House, Washington, D. C.
For more information, please see: http://www.societyofthecincinnati.org