Talk: Tracking Lafayette's New England Trail

July 5, 2017 - 4:00pm

Lafayette’s Farewell Tour in 1824-1825 represents a major milestone in the long-standing friendship between France and the United States. As the bicentennial commemorating this event draws closer, the Consulate General of France is committed to creating a historic trail out of Lafayette’s footsteps in New England. Julien Icher, a graduate student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and Project Manager for the Consulate General of France in Boston, will discuss the process of documenting Lafayette's farewell tour through New England with a physical trail and a web-based application. A major component of the project involves developing a web-based application that will be implemented on a virtual platform. This talk will focus on the steps involved in creating a digitized resource accessible to the larger public and shed light on the Providence area and Lafayette’s journey throughout the Ocean State.