National Archives to Present Program on French Involvement in the American Revolutionary War on April 20
Press Release · Friday, April 14, 2017

Washington, D.C.

On Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m.,the National Archives, in partnership with the French American Cultural Foundation and The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, will present a special author program titled “When the United States Spoke French-The Role of France in the American Revolution and its Aftermath.” The program is free and open to the public, reserve your seat online or watch it live streamed on the National Archives YouTube channel.

“When the United States Spoke French-The Role of France in the American Revolution and its Aftermath”
Authors Larrie Ferreiro and François Furstenberg will discuss French involvement in the Revolutionary War and early America, sharing how the Revolution’s success depended on the assistance provided by France and Spain and information on the nation’s formative years, with special attention to a distinguished circle of five Frenchmen taking refuge in America. Guiding the discussion will be Rosemarie Zagarri, Professor of History, George Mason University.

Book signings of Brothers at Arms and When the United States Spoke French will follow the program. Purchase these books on the day of the event from the National Archives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

The program will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC.  Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.

For attendees without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Theater doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Late seating will not be permitted 20 minutes after the program begins.

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For press information contact the National Archives Public and Media Communications staff at 202-357-5300.

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