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LIEUX DE MÉMOIRE LAFAYETTE MEMORY SPACES Synthesis realized by Gérard CHARPENTIER Ph. D. President, Grand-Cross, Commander Ordre Lafayette 30 THE MARQUIS DE LA FAYETTE Is known universally as the “Hero of Two Worlds” and as one of the “Founding Fathers of the Modern Democracy” for his decisive role During the American War of Independence (1775-1783) […]

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What is a memory space ?

« LIEUX DE MÉMOIRE » LAFAYETTE « MEMORY SPACES » Expérience the “French Touch” of the American Revolution The “Memory space” is a concept coined by French historian Pierre Nora between 1984 and 1992 related to collective memory, stating that certain places, objects or events can have special significance related to group’s remembrance. At once […]

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Lafayette Farewell Tour

Lafayette Farewell Tour American States (1824-1825) The 24 states visited : Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine (ex-Massachusetts / North part), Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia. Plus Washington D.C. DETAILED TIMELINE 1824 July 1824 July 13 […]

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Submit your pictures and notes

JOIN THE RANKS OF OUR VOLUNTEER “REPORTERS” ON THE GROUND “Nadar élevant la Photographie à la hauteur de l’Art” (Nadar elevating Photography to Art). Lithograph by Honoré Daumier, appearing in Le Boulevard, May 25, 1863. Nadar was the pseudonym of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (6 April 1820 – 23 March 1910), a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, […]

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American Revolutionary War – Lafayette involvement

LAFAYETTE INVOLVEMENT DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY  WAR 1777-1782 Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette He enlisted as a volunteer without pay alongside the “Insurgents” of the 13 English colonies in America who declared independence unilaterally July 4, 1776 First military campaign : from June 1777 to January 1779 Back in France to plead the […]

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American Revolutionary War – French support

France played a key role in the American Revolution (1765-1783) and during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which colonists in the “Thirteen American Colonies” rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain. The Unilateral Declaration of […]

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