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Join the Festivities--Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of Lafayette's birth

2007-08-29 08:51:24

Bon anniversaire, Monsieur le Marquis!

The Marquis de Lafayette turns 250 on September 6th.

Join us in the library on Thursday, September 6th from noon to 1 :30 on the first floor of the Library to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-2007)
There will be:
  • Free birthday cake
  • An appearance by the Marquis himself
  • Representatives of the Sons of the American Revolution Color guard
  • A chance to win a new book about Lafayette by taking a quiz testing your knowledge of the Marquis
  • Free commemorative mementos honoring Lafayette and calling attention to the important Lafayette archive housed in the Cleveland State Library Special Collections
Lafayette, who was instrumental in helping us win our independence from the British, symbolizes more than 200-years of friendship between France and the U.S. The Marquis devoted his life to defending the cause of liberty in both the new world and in France, and this became the common foundation on which our two great nations are built.

Event sponsored by the Cleveland State University Library and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The event is free and open to the Campus Community. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Posted 2007-08-29 08:51:24 by Barbara_Loomis.

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