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Lecture – Eighteenth Century France and the American Experience

September 8 @ 1:30 pm

This is a hybrid event.  Visitors may attend in-person in the Visitor Center Auditorium or virtually on Zoom.  Registration is required.  Log-in information provided at registration.

In recognition of the Marquis de Lafayette’s 1824 tour of America James Taub, Associate Curator at the Museum of the American Revolution, will examine how French service in the colonies  influenced the future of the empire.

We often talk of the French Military during the American Revolutionary War through the lens of Rochambeau and his troops. However, the service of his ‘Expédition particulière’ was a drop in the bucket of the experience of French arms during the years following the Seven Years War. By following personalities such as Rochambeau, Broglie, Montcalm, Bougainville, and Lafayette, we can discover how the French military had their own revolution from the 1760s to 1780s, and how the groundwork of the successes of the French Revolution and First Empire were laid by men who witnessed war in America.

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September 8
1:30 pm
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Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
(215) 493-4076


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