The Spirit of 1824: Lafayette Commemoration

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History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Saturday, September 1, 2018
1:30 PM-6:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Rider Tavern
255 Stafford Street
Charlton, MA 01507
Description: Commemoration of General Lafayettes stop at the Rider Tavern in Charlton, MA on his 1824-25 Farewell Tour - Rain or Shine!

September 1st, 2018 in Charlton, MA at Rider Tavern.
Tours of Rider Tavern are from 1:30-3:00 PM.
The event commences at 3:00 PM and will finish at 6:00 PM.

Starring: Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette (portrayed by Ben Goldman). Known to Americans simply as Lafayette or sometimes the Marquis, a title he had renounced.

The Charlton Historical Society and the American Friends of Lafayette will join with other community groups in commemorating the reception of General Lafayette.

Lafayette was considered the Hero of Two Worlds as he played a critical role in the successes of both the American and French Revolutions. As Lafayette approached his 50th birthday, he was invited by President Monroe to visit the republic. His reception by the American people was unbelievable, as he was mobbed by crowds and entertained with great ceremony everywhere he went. Lafayette turned 67 during this tour, making him the only surviving Major General who had served under George Washington. This birthday was in the midst of one of the most bitter presidential contests in history. While America was so divided at this time, the people were able to set aside their differences to celebrate Lafayette and the freedom in which he stood for.

Among those greeting Lafayette will be:

Alan Hoffman - President American Friends of Lafayette and translator of Lafayette In America
Dorothea Jensen - Author of a Buss From Lafayette
Julien Icher - Developer of Lafayette Trail App - Julien accompanied President Macron on his White House visit.
Bud Holland - Bud is a World War II veteran credited with service in the Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland Campaigns including the Battle of The Bulge
Senator Anne M. Gobbi and other public officials
Frank Morrill - Former President of Charlton Historical Society

Among the organizations sending contingents to greet Lafayette are

Colonel Henry Knox Regimental Color Guard - Sons of The American Revolution
General Ebenezer Learned Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution Colonial Craftsman

Contact: Peter J. Reilly
Phone: 774-364-2494
Website: We Are The Future Generations
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Created: August 20, 2018 at 3:03 PM

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