Lafayette’s Farewell Tour
Julien Icher, founder and president of The Lafayette Trail will discuss General Lafayette’s final trip to the US in 1824–25 when he traveled the country and visited all 24 states where he was welcomed with great fanfare and an outpouring of admiration.
Learn more about The Lafayette Trail here: www.thelafayettetrail.org
[Recorded on March 17, 2022.]
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Julien Pierre Icher is a 28-year-old French national, Founder, and President of The Lafayette Trail, Inc. He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, one of the few French Grandes Ecoles. He holds a bachelor's degree with a double major in history and geography, as well as two master's degrees: one in human geography, the other in digital geographies, with a focus on the integration of spatial data in web environments.
At age 24, he accompanied president Emmanuel Macron of France as the youngest member of the French Presidential Delegation during President Macron's state visit to Washington, D.C. in April of 2018 to help emphasize the unique bilateral friendship between France and the U.S. and the critical role that Lafayette played in it.
Julien's recent publications include:
"Lafayette: A Bridge between Two Revolutions", Discover Concord, Concord, MA, Spring 2021, 16-17.
"In Lafayette's Footsteps: Memorializing the General's Tour in New Hampshire", Historical New Hampshire, Vol. 71, No. 1, Spring 2018, 20-43.