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"Battle of the Virginia Capes, 5 September 1781" Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.

Learn about the role of the French Alliance in American victory during the American Revolution.

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Discover the Role of the French Alliance in the American Revolution

Learn about the role of the French Government, Army, and Navy in the role of American Victory during the American Revolution through hands-on activities and character interpretation.

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9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Ford Orientation Center

Learn about specific American and French individuals who fostered an alliance that helped forge a nation. Explore primary sources, create your own sash, and pick up take-home activities. 

Performances and Demonstrations

Music of the Revolution at 10:30 & 2:30 

Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette by Selene Castrovilla at 11:00 & 2:00 

Introduction to French Lesson: learn the basics of the French language and its importance in the American Revolution at 11:30 & 1:00

Visit the Interpretive Center for special character interpretation programs with Rochambeau, Commander of French Forces in the American Revolution at 10:30 & 1:30. 

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