The Life and Legacy of the Marquis De Lafayette Traveling Exhibit
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The Life and Legacy of the Marquis De Lafayette Traveling Exhibit

Recurring Event
April 17th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
2 High Street
Portsmouth undefined 23704

Description

Don’t miss your chance to see this enlightening exhibit about an essential American hero, the Marquis de Lafayette. You’ll find it at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum throughout the month of April, before it continues on to other locations across the country.

Instrumental in America’s fight for independence, Lafayette was only 19 when he defied his king and left France to fight with the Continental Army at no pay. A celebrated hero and friend of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and other Founding Fathers, Lafayette was officially proclaimed an honorary U.S. citizen in 2002.

Learn more about the life and legacy of the Marquis de Lafayette – including his lifelong commitment to democracy, the abolition of slavery, women’s rights and more – now through April 28.

Courtesy of the American Friends of Lafayette

Other Dates

April 18th @ 10:00 am
April 19th @ 10:00 am
April 20th @ 10:00 am
FIVE museums. One HISTORIC seaport city.

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Location

Museums and Tourism Administration
521 Middle Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Phone

757-393-8983