Sunday, September 20, 2015
A Wonderful Lafayette Exhibit in Boston!
Anyway, this tour was done under the auspices of the American Friends of Lafayette. It was a delight to view these pictures and sculptures, most of which I have seen many times in books and on my computer screen. They are so much more vivid and moving "in person"! (Especially the "life mask" which clearly shows the exact features of Lafyette's face.)
I have read a lot about Lafayette over the last years, in preparation for writing my novel for middle graders/young adults, A Buss from Lafayette. It was wonderful to see him looking out from the walls of the Atheneum, portrayed in so many stages of his amazing life!