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Rosewell Foundation hosts An Evening with Lafayette

The Gloucester Museum of History and the Rosewell Foundation hosted An Evening with Lafayette at the Rosewell Ruins on Saturday. The fundraising dinner featured reenactors performing as revolutionary soldiers, including Mark Schneider who portrayed the Marquis de Lafayette.

The event was a celebration of Lafayette, more specifically the historic figure’s 13-month trip to the then 24 United States of America in 1824. Lafayette was a French aristocrat and military officer who was a key contributor to the Continental forces during the Revolutionary War. He commanded American troops during several battles in the war, notably the Battle of Yorktown.

Schneider as Lafayette gave a speech to the many guests in attendance at the event to both educate and entertain. He gave a brief lesson of Lafayette’s life and the journey he took to reach America at the age of 19 to serve in the Continental Army.

In front of the Rosewell ruins, members of the 7th Virginia Regiment gave a brief demons...

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