Lafayette and the Farewell Tour: Odyssey of an American Idol

Presenter: Alan Hoffman

In 1824-1825 the Marquis de Lafayette visisted all 24 states as the last surviving major general of the Continental Army. This Farewell Tour was described by contemporaries as a unique and extraordinary event. Edward Everett of Massachusetts called the Tour “an event taken in all its part, unparalleled in the history of man.” In this program, Alan Hoffman, translator of Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825, a first-hand account of Lafayette’s Farewell Tour, will examine how Lafayette’s story-book life, role in the American Revolution, friendship with George Washington, support of American interests, and his Farewell Tour shaped his remarkable reputation. He will highlight Lafayette’s visits to cities and towns in New Hampshire to illustrate how the American people celebrated Lafayette and America during the Tour. 

Event Details


Thursday, September 28, 2023 7:00pm


Pembroke Town Library
313 Pembroke Street
Pembroke NH 03275

Hosted By:

Pembroke Historical Society

Contact Info:

Sally Hyland, 603-566-1031