Upcoming Events

    • 14 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Lafayette Alliance, LaGrange, GA

    Lafayette Alliance presents: Paul Spalding

    Join our friends of Lafayette Alliance as they host fellow AFL member Paul Spalding, Professor Emeritus of Religion at Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL, while he discusses his book Lafayette: Prisoner of State.

    His monograph is the first book-length study of the five-year captivity of Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, by a coalition of Austrian and Prussian forces during the French Revolution, including international efforts to win his release. Paul S. Spalding constructs this original history of Lafayette’s imprisonment by drawing in part on extensive manuscript collections in America and Europe, some of which have only recently been made available to researchers.

    Virtual webinar held on May 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm ET.

    Please register for this virtual event by clicking this link and registering directly through the host (Lafayette Alliance) system: 

    zoom registration 
    • 20 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    The Massachusetts Lafayette Society and the AFL Present:

    "America's First Ally: France in the Revolutionary War"

    On Massachusetts Lafayette Day, May 20, 2021 at 5:00pm, the Massachusetts Lafayette Society and the American Friends of Lafayette will present a lecture by Norman Desmarais, professor emeritus at Providence College.

    The talk, entitled "America's First Ally: France in the Revolutionary War," the title of his 2019 publication, will focus on chapter one, which covers French covert aid to the insurgents before France officially went to war against Britain. 

     We will host Mr. Desmarais on Zoom on May 20th at 5:00pm ET. Please register for this event. We will send the Zoom link to the email used to register.

    Mr. Desmarais is also the author if these two 2021 titles: 


Past Events

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

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"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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