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In celebration of the arrival of a replica of General Lafayette’s ship l’Hermione, you are invited to join us for an evening of dinner and dynamic thought-provoking conversation on Franco-American relations with leading businessmen, politicians and diplomats.This event is endowed by the generous support of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation.

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Cocktail reception in the Elliptical Garden, followed by dinner in the Ford Orientation Center

The American and French peoples have enjoyed a close relationship ever since the likes of Generals Lafayette and Rochambeau, and the Admiral de Grasse aided the Americans in their quest for independence from Great Britain. The sister republics have had at times, a tempestuous relationship, but despite occasional differences of opinion, the American people and their French allies have been stalwart comrades in their quest for a world based on Liberté, Égalité, et Fraternité.

This dinner is a part of the larger conference, The Marquis de Lafayette and the European Friends of the American Revolution.

Catered by Design Cuisine, business attire


Attendees should park in Mount Vernon visitor parking lots and walk across the street to the Ford Orientation Center.