Speaker Gene Pisasale will trace General Lafayette’s arrival in America from France at age 19 and his rise to fame as a trusted member of General Washington’s military staff and his participation in the Battle of Brandywine.
Local historian Gene Pisasale is a member of Chadds Ford Historical Society, American Friends of Lafayette and Friends of Brandywine Battlefield. A lifelong history buff, Pisasale is the author of Lafayette’s Gold – The Lost Brandywine Treasure, an historic novel.
The lecture will take place at the Helen Kate Furness Free Library on Sunday, November 20 at 2:00pm. On display will be two items from the Leiper House’s collection; Mrs. Thomas Leiper’s invitation to a ball held in Lafayette’s honor, and a copy of a letter written by a Leiper relative describing the lavish event.