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NKY History Hour to trace Marquis de Lafayette’s farewell tour through Northern Kentucky tonight

Marquis de Lafayette (Image from BCM)

In 1864, French hero of the American Revolutionary War, Marquis de Lafayette made a triumphal “Farewell Tour” of America.

His 13-month tour of the 24 states of our young country included stops in Northern Kentucky, such as the city of Maddentown, which is now known as Florence.

Traveling by stagecoach and horseback, he was welcomed enthusiastically as he was the last significant surviving general of the American Revolution.

Join local author and historian Karl Lietzenmayer, as he traces some of the nobleman’s local visits during the next virtual NKY History Hour at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 2.

Register and participate in in the free virtual presentation by Behringer-Crawford Museum online via Zoom.

Information on how to connect to the Zoom session will be sent after registration. The event will also be streamed live on BCM’s Facebook page.

Karl Lietzenmayer (Photo form BCM)

Lietzenmayer, long-time member of the Kenton County Historical Society, has edited and produced Northern Kentucky Heritage Magazine for over 25 years and has promoted and documented Northern Kentucky history in many other ways — as researcher, adviser, tour guide and writer. He also has encouraged the preservation of original documents and photographs and helped start an intern program for budding historians.

NKY History Hours take place every other Wednesday evening. The sessions are currently free to the public but may become a BCM members-only benefit in the future.

To support NKY History Hour and access many other entertaining and thought-provoking programs for free, join BCM today at bcmuseum.org.

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