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Peter Feinman & Alan Hoffman

The Marquis de Lafayette Bicentennial (2024-2025)

Two hundred years on the eve of a tumultuous presidential election that threatened to tear the country apart, President James Monroe invited the American Revolution War hero to visit the United States. He went to all 24 states and was wildly received wherever he went. Many streets, villages, towns, and cities were named after him. The American Friends of Lafayette (AFL) is dedicated to the preservation of that legacy and is planning to celebrate that trip. We have a day-by-day record of where he was and sometimes even the hours of where he stopped, spoke, ate, and the people he visited. We are looking to recreate as much as possible that historic trip by working with the local history organizations. We invite you to join us in this effort.

Peter Feinman

Peter Feinman, EdD, MEd, MBA, is the founder of the Institute of History, Archaeology, and Education. He received his BA in history from the University of Pennsylvania, a MEd from New York University, an MBA from New York University, and an EdD from Columbia University. His interests cross disciplinary boundaries including American history, ancient civilizations, biblical history, and New York history. He is the president of the Westchester Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Vice President of the American Research Center in Egypt, New York.

Alan Hoffman

Alan R. Hoffman, JD, (lafayetteinamerica.com) is an officer of two Lafayette societies: he currently serves as President of the American Friends of Lafayette (friendsoflafayette.wildapricot.org) and President of the Massachusetts Lafayette Society. He is also the editor of The Gazette of The American Friends of Lafayette. He obtained his BA in history from Yale where he studied under Professor Edmund Morgan, before earning a JD at Harvard Law School. He practiced law in Boston for 50 years.