Lafayette visits Philadelphia and the Fairmount Water Works in 1824 & 1825: Odyssey of an American Icon

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, 640 Water Works Drive
Philadelphiia, PA 19130
United States

A lecture by Alan Hoffman, Esquire President, American Friends of Lafayette. The lecture will be followed by Q&A, book signing, and reception.

Alan R. Hoffman obtained his BA in history from Yale College, where he studied under Professor Edmund Morgan, before earning a JD from Harvard Law School; and he has practiced law in Boston for 40 years. An avid reader of early American history, he “discovered” Lafayette in 2002 and spent two years – 2003 to 2005 – translating Auguste Levasseur’s Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825, the first-hand account of Lafayette’s Farewell Tour of America written by his private secretary. This translation was published in 2007 and is in its second printing. Hoffman has lectured widely on Lafayette and the Farewell Tour since 2006 – over 110 talks in 16 of the 24 states that Lafayette visited during the Farewell Tour. He has lectured on Lafayette in these venues:

  • New York Historical Society
  • New Hampshire Historical Society
  • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
  • University of Virginia
  • National Heritage Museum, Lexington, MA
  • Lafayette College, Easton, PA
  • Old Dominion University
  • Boston Athenaeum
  • Redwood Library
  • Fraunces Tavern Museum
  • Massachusetts Historical Society

Hoffman is an officer of two Lafayette societies: he currently serves as President of the American Friends of Lafayette and President of the Massachusetts Lafayette Society. He has been designated a scholar in the New Hampshire Humanities Council’s “Humanities to Go” program.

This event is free and open to the public.

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