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Marquis de Lafayette Returns

In 1824, the Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, returned to America for the first time in nearly half a century. This program will explore the Marquis de Lafayette's time in Washington DC during his National Tour, tracing his route through the region and highlighting the locations and people the famous General held closest to his heart. Public Historian and Author Elizabeth Reese will discuss her book Marquis de Lafayette Returns: A Tour of America's National Capital Region, sharing insights on why the bicentennial still resonates today.

White House Historical Association