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Lafayette’s Founder Friends

A living history conversation between James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison on their relationships with the Marquis de Lafayette.

Sponsors: James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library 


About Fredericksburg Lafayette Bicentennial Commemoration 2024:

Over the last two years, representatives of historic and civic organizations, city personnel, and historic-minded individuals researched documents, mapped out Lafayette’s original route, identified the venues that he visited, and formed a plan to honor this hero at the 200th anniversary of his 1824 Fredericksburg visit.

In the years following his Farewell Tour, public awareness of Lafayette’s important contribution has gradually faded. But in 1824, across the country, Lafayette held rock star status.

The goals of the Commemoration are to rekindle interest in Lafayette’s incredible life, to underscore Fredericksburg’s continuing relationship with “The Hero of Two Worlds,” and to foster gratitude for his contributions.

The Commemoration Committee has worked to create “an event like none other.” The Committee worked closely with the American Friends of Lafayette (AFL) to tie our programming to its own. For more information on other Lafayette Bicentennial events, visit here. 

See more information about the Fredericksburg Lafayette Bicentennial Commemoration 2024 here. 

Lafayette's Founder Friends Image is three bust images of Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and James Madison
Event Details
Thursday, October 3, 2024
Coming Soon!
Monroe Hall, UMW
1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA, USA