This year we will be adding a tour of the lovely Wilton House to the days agenda. We will be lunching here as well. Wilton House was built c. 1753 for William Randolph III, and was the centerpiece of a 2,000 acre tobacco plantation. The Randolphs hosted George Washington at Wilton House shortly after the Second Virginia Convention in 1775. Most importantly, Lafayette headquartered at Wilton House in 1781 for ten days during the Virginia Campaign. Then governor Thomas Jefferson visited Lafayette there, while 900 of the General’s troops made camp around Wilton. Here's a link to their website: http://www.wiltonhousemuseum.org
Fourth Annual Day of Honor for the Marquis de Lafayette in Virginia – Wednesday, March 14, 2017
Once again we start at the Virginia State House. Pay parking lots and decks are nearby on 8th and Grace Streets and 7th and Marshall Streets. So park your car and join us for...
10:00 am: Lafayette Day ceremony in the Rotunda of the Virginia State House (1000 Bank St, Richmond, VA 23219)
10:30 am: Private Tour of the Capitol with Mark Greenough, Historian of Virginia State Capitol.
11:15 am: Walk back to our cars and drive fifteen minutes to Wilton House (215 S. Wilton Rd, Richmond, VA 23226). Plenty of free parking available.
Noon: Boxed/catered lunch at Wilton House Dependency- Wilton House staff will welcome us and give brief historical overview during lunch
12:45 pm: Wilton House tour ($6 entry fee)
1:30pm: Conclude event – allows AFL to depart the Richmond area prior to rush-hour
We will be ordering lunch from Cuisine a la Carte. Lunch orders will be taken in early March and the menu can be found here: http://cuisinealacarte.com/1594/index.html
We would like to have significant AFL representation at this ceremony on Wednesday, March 14th
AFL member Dr. John Maass will lead an exciting tour on April 28, 2018 from 8:30am - 4:30pm. The tour will begin in Williamsburg, Va and will trace Lafayette's footsteps during the Yorktown campaign. Public registration is $150, but AFL members have been afforded a discounted rate of only $95. This wonderful deal includes transportation, lunch and snacks...along with Dr. Maass' expertise.
John Maass is a historian at the National Museum of the U.S. Army, at Ft Belvoir, VA. and an adjunct professor of history at Norwich University. He is the author of The Road to Yorktown: Jefferson, Lafayette and the British Invasion of Virginia and most recently, George Washington's Virginia. Dr. Maas will lead a tour of Lafayette-related sites to include Spencer's Ordinary, Cumberland Church, New Kent, Moore's Plantation and more.
email us at email@example.com to register.
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