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The Hermione “Lafayette’s Frigate of Freedom”

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual Visit and Exhibit

Join us for a meaningful morning dedicated to the Hermione, an emblematic symbol of French maritime history and Franco-American friendship. This fundraising event, featuring expert-led conferences and networking opportunities, aims to support Hermione’s crucial reconstruction efforts.

Learn from Experts: Dive into Hermione’s storied past and its impact on French and American history through engaging talks.

Network: Connect with fellow history enthusiasts, maritime scholars, and philanthropists.

Support a Cause: All proceeds will go towards Hermione’s repair, ensuring it continues to sail as a living link to our shared history.

Donate here: https://www.friendsoffdf.org/projects/association-hermione-la-fayette/

About the Hermione:

Constructed in record time in 1779, the Hermione is renowned for its pivotal role in the American War of Independence. The reconstruction of this historic frigate, completed after 17 years of dedication, symbolizes the resilience and craftsmanship of past and present generations. Today, the Hermione seeks your support to navigate through its latest challenge – significant repair work necessitated by damage to its hull.

Secure your spot today and be part of a collective effort to preserve a piece of living history.

We look forward to your support in making this event a success and taking a step forward in preserving our shared maritime heritage.


2800 W Bayshore Rd
2800 West Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States