Upcoming Events

    • 10 Sep 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Trinity Church Historic Cemetery


    The AFL is pleased to participate in the marker dedication of two French Navy officers from the frigate Hermione who are interred in the Trinity Church Historic Cemetery in Newport, Rhode Island.

    The ceremony will take place on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 2pm and will start a weekend of celebrating the French in Newport.

    There will be a reception at the Old Colony House (circa 1741) following the ceremony.  Please see details regarding the French Navy Officers, the Church and other interesting information here: Newport Soldiers.docx

    During the weekend of September 11-12, 2021, the Newport Historical Society is pleased to announce a special weekend of programming and events featuring The French in 1780 Newport (Lafayette was there from July 24th to August 5th, 1780).  More information regarding the "French Festivities" can be found here: 

    https://newporthistory.org/event/the-french-in-1780-newport-a-newport-historical-society-history-space-event/

    Many AFL members will be there...including Bonnie and me.


    Thank you and vive Lafayette !!!

    Chuck Schwam

    AMERICAN FRIENDS OF LAFAYETTE

    TREASURER / PUBLISHER / EVENT PLANNER


Past Events

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

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