Time: September 6, 2017 all day
Location: West side of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Street: Off the Ben Franklin Parkway
Website or Map: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Event Type: historical
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2017
September 6 is the 260th birthday of Marquis de Lafayette.
( He was important to the American Revolution)
Born September 6, 1857
and arrived in the US on June 13,1777
and in 1957, got a statue in Philly.
This year, his statue is turning 70 years old.
and then there is this statue
One interesting fact about Layafette (besides having his own holiday in the mid- 20th century ) is that the first Joint Session of Congress was to hear him speak. ( citation needed )
We all have to get ready, because soon is the 195th anniversary ( Sept 28, 2018) of the Parade in Philadelphia for Lafayette. So this lets us get started for the 200th anniversary with this "trial run" . . . ( Being Agile says we know how to test and that we test everything.)
So September 28th, 1824 was a mere 195 years ago.
And in September 2024, we have to be ready for the 200th anniversary, because Philly has to have a really really big celebration. And all the other boroughs at the time - Mt Airy, West Chester, Wilmington . . .
Here is an excellent writeup that lists where in the Philadelphia area he visited.
( Where in West Chester is there a historical marker to Lafayette and a monument with 5 Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients ? Marshal Square Park )