Sarah Vowell, New York Times bestselling author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States will speak with Tara Anderson about her book and Lafayette, followed by an 1825-style dinner.
“As a Frenchman who represented neither North nor South, East nor West, left nor right, Yankees nor Red Sox, Lafayette has always belonged to all of us.”
—Sarah Vowell, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
Sarah Vowell, New York Times’ bestselling author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States will speak with Tara Anderson of Louisville Public Media about Lafayette and his connections to American Independence.
Conversation tickets: $45.00 and $40.00 for students
Tickets include a copy of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States and a beverage ticket. Limited book signing opportunities will take place during this evening and will be announced closer to the event.
The conversation will begin at 6:00 pm; seating will begin at 5:30 pm. The historic house will be open for tours and guests will be invited to explore the grounds and outbuildings of Locust Grove to learn more about life in Louisville during Lafayette’s visit until 8:00 pm.
Lafayette was invited to dine at Locust Grove during his visit to Louisville in 1825, but had to decline. Imagine what it would have been like to dine with him and other Louisville luminaries at the place where Louisville begins!
Tickets: $125.00. Cocktails for the Grand Dinner will begin at 8:00 pm; the Grand Dinner will begin at 8:30 pm.
*Tickets to the dinner are tax-deductible up to $50.00. Locust Grove is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 61-1390403.
Further information and a full schedule of events will be found at www.locustgrove.org/lafayette.