Lecture: "My Dear General"
George Washington was many things to many people: a celebrated war hero, the first president of our nation, a surrogate father … In his young reader’s book, “My Dear General – The Extraordinary Relationship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette,” author Jeffrey E. Finegan brings this last aspect to life through richly detailed descriptions and research.
Told from the perspective of the Marquis de Lafayette, “My Dear General” reveals the meteoric father-son relationship forged between Washington and the young French aristocrat who traveled from France to fight at his side during the American Revolution. Orphaned at a young age, Lafayette finds fatherly qualities in the stately Virginian, while the reverse is true for a childless George Washington. The camps of the Continental Army and battlefields of the Revolutionary War are witness to the development of one of the most incredible relationships in history.
This lecture will take place in the Rock Ford Barn. Reservations are not required, but seating is limited.
Contact: Nancy Bradley
Phone: (717) 392-7223
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
881 Rockford Road
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
$5 for non-members; free for members