Upcoming Events

    • 09 Jun 2022
    • 12 Jun 2022
    • West Point New York Thayer Hotel
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    Registration is closed

    The annual meeting of The American Friends of Lafayette will convene on

    June, 9th 2020 at West Point, New York.

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    Please read this email very carefully.  There is important, time sensitive information below with necessary details for you to take into consideration.  

    Our official hotel is the Historic Thayer Hotel on the grounds of the United States Military Academy.  This is truly a spectacular hotel on the banks of the Hudson River.  The AFL has negotiated a VERY special rate of $219 per night (+ taxes and fees). 

    To reserve your room, simply call 845-446-4731 and choose option 1 to reach the  reservations team.  Please reference the “American Friends of Lafayette Rate code”. 

    Deadline to make your reservation at the Historic Thayer Hotel is May 9th

    No rooms will be available after May 9th.

    The registration fee for the annual meeting is $200 per person.  This includes all meals (two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners).  This also includes all transportation (buses Friday and Saturday), tours, entrance fees, guides and speakers. Please see the full itinerary below. 

    Two ways to pay. Online here with your credit card, or mail your registration check made out to the American Friends of Lafayette to:

    Chuck Schwam

    302 Hart Road

    Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    (To pay by check, you can still Register online by clicking the register button above, but then select the Invoice Me button on the payment page.)


    Since the Historic Thayer Hotel is on the grounds of the USMA, security is VERY tight.  In order to get on the grounds of the USMA you must provide identification details BEFORE you arrive.  Consequently, I will ask you to complete this online registration form. USMA asks that we provide this information:

    • First Name
    • Middle Initial
    • Last Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Drivers License Number AND State it was issued
    • OR another form of ID of you do not have a Drivers License


    1. Book your hotel room (see above)

    2. Click the REGISTER button above. Each person must register. Since we have to collect that information, each person must register.

    If you do not want to register online, Mail the registration check and a letter with the identification information for each registrant by May 9th.

    If you want to register online but pay by check, please select the register button above (once for each registrant) and select the Invoice Me option on the payment page. Mail the check to the address above.

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Past Events

14 Mar 2022 Virginia Lafayette Day
11 Mar 2022 The Lafayette Alliance of LaGrange Presents: Dr. Lloyd Kramer
31 Jan 2022 Lafayette at Brandywine
12 Jan 2022 Lafayette at Fort Monroe in 1824
02 Dec 2021 Lecture on French allies during the Revolutionary War
19 Oct 2021 Yorktown Victory Celebration - limited events
18 Oct 2021 Rochambeau Statue unveiling
17 Oct 2021 Dinner Theater in Portsmouth
22 Sep 2021 AFL Speaker Series - Mike Duncan interviewed
10 Sep 2021 Trinity Church Historic Cemetery commemoration ceremony
04 Jul 2021 July 4th Flag Changing Ceremony at Cimetière de Picpus
20 May 2021 The Massachusetts Lafayette Society and the AFL Present:
18 May 2021 Massachusetts Lafayette Society Presents: Lafayette: Beyond "The Hero of Two Worlds"
14 May 2021 Lafayette Alliance Presents: Paul Spalding
06 May 2021 "a la Françoise" - French military dress in America, 1780-1782
21 Apr 2021 AFL & W3R Present: Lafayette a Symbol of Franco-American Friendship
08 Apr 2021 A virtual book event with author Stephanie Dray
12 Mar 2021 Lafayette Alliance Presents:
05 Mar 2021 The Lafayette Society & AFL Present:
26 Feb 2021 AFL Speaker Series - Taking a Ringside Seat on Lafayette's Farewell Tour
25 Feb 2021 W3R-US Presents: After Dinner Conversations
04 Dec 2020 Lafayette as a Fictional Character
09 Nov 2020 ASU - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
11 Sep 2020 Character Matters: Perceptions of Lafayette and Lessons for our Time
05 Dec 2018 Annual Book Donation
01 Sep 2018 Lafayette on Labor Day Weekend
25 Jun 2018 Picpus Ceremony in France
28 Apr 2018 Lafayette and the Yorktown Campaign: A field tour
14 Mar 2018 Lafayette Day - Richmond, VA
04 Dec 2017 4th annual Book Donation
18 Oct 2017 Yorktown Victory Celebration 2017
14 Oct 2017 New Kent Ordinary - Open House
16 Sep 2017 Annual Lafayette's Birthday Party
08 Sep 2017 General Lafayette's Birthday in Fayetteville, NC
06 Sep 2017 Lafayette Statue at Mount Vernon Place Baltimore - wreath
05 Sep 2017 Lafayette Birthday Concert
21 Jul 2017 Lafayette et liberté
30 Jun 2017 Picpus Ceremony
08 Jun 2017 Annual Meeting - June 8 - 11, 2017
10 May 2017 Centennial Celebration of Prospect Park Lafayette Statue
14 Mar 2017 Day of Honor
01 Feb 2017 Exclusive Grolier Club exhibition tour
31 Jan 2017 A True Friend of the Cause
18 Oct 2016 Yorktown Victory Celebration

Copyright The American Friends of Lafayette 2016
"The American Friends of Lafayette" is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Mail correspondence to: 302 Hart Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Email: americanfriendsoflafayette@gmail.com

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