Live Virtual Visit of the The Hermione “Lafayette’s Frigate of Freedom”

Event Details

When: Sunday, May 19th at 9:00 am (tour will start at 9:30 am)
Where: Alliance Française de Santa Rosa, 1011 2nd Street, Suite #206, Santa Rosa

Free event! Limited space. Open to members and non-members.

*IN-PERSON, FUNDRAISER EVENT* Matched donations up to $250!

Coffee and pastries provided :)

Join us on Sunday for a meaningful morning dedicated to the Hermione, an emblematic symbol of French maritime history and Franco-American friendship. This fundraising event, featuring an expert-led live and exclusive tour of the frigate, aims to support Hermione’s crucial reconstruction efforts.

We will be live streaming a visit of the frigate in the port of Anglet, France!

Learn from Experts: Dive into Hermione’s storied past and her impact on French and American history through engaging talks.

Support a Cause: All proceeds will go towards Hermione’s repair, ensuring she continues to sail as a living link to our shared history.

The Alliance Française de Santa Rosa will match all donations made at the event up to $250, thanks to the generous support of a Board Member.

About the Hermione:

Constructed in record time in 1779, the Hermione is renowned for her pivotal role in the American War of Independence. The reconstruction of this historic frigate, completed after 17 years of dedication, symbolizes the resilience and craftsmanship of past and present generations. Today, the Hermione seeks our support to navigate through her latest challenge: significant repair work necessitated by damage to her hull.

RSVP on this Facebook event or by emailing

We look forward to your support in making this event a success and taking a step forward in preserving our shared maritime heritage!