March 7, 8, & 9, 2013
Performances at 6 pm & 7pm
The Owens-Thomas House proudly presents a repeat of our popular living history program, “A Visit from Lafayette.” Featuring artist Alexandro Santana as the Marquis de Lafayette, the program—performed by Owens-Thomas House interpreters and volunteers—brings to life the famous visit of America’s first superstar, and his two-night stay in Mrs. Maxwell’s boarding house (today’s Owens-Thomas House.)
In March 1825, Lafayette, a Frenchman and American Revolutionary hero, toured the country from 1824-1825 with considerable fanfare. His visit to the southern states was a fusion of elation and trepidation, as city and state officials prepared to welcome the Nation’s Guest and at the same time worried of offending Lafayette, because of his outspoken sympathies to the enslaved population.
Admission: Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for non-members, $25 will include the Living History performance plus a Telfair Pass to enjoy a visit to the Telfair Academy and Jepson Center. Tickets available at the door, but space is limited, please email or call Cyndi Sommers to reserve your space, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912.790.8880.