Col. Timothy Bigelow Chapter Unveils Lafayette Marker

On June 8th, 2024, the Timothy Bigelow Chapter of the DAR unveiled its Lafayette trail marker commemorating Lafayette’s stop in front of the Timothy Paine mansion on September 3rd, 1824. The mansion is also known as the Oaks, 140 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA.  

Included in the speakers were Dorothea Jensen, AFL member, in her capacity as a board member of Lafayette Trail, Inc., Congressman Jim McGovern, and the Mayor of Worcester Joseph Petty, and Peter Reilly, Chair of the MA Bicentennial Committee.  Peter spoke about the upcoming Bicentennial Tour events in Worcester County on September 3rd, 2024.

The event was covered by Spectrum TV.

West Boylston, MA Unveils Lafayette Marker

On June 7th, West Boylston Historical Society unveiled its Lafayette Trail marker celebrating Lafayette’s stop in West Boylston on September 3rd, 1824, on his way back from Boston to New York.  

AFL member Dorothea Jenson, in her capacity as a board member of Lafayette Trail, Inc. spoke at the unveiling.  Prior to the unveiling, 3 classes of 3rd graders toured the museum, where the Bicentennial panels were set up.  Peter Reilly, chair of the American Friends of Lafayette MA Bicentennial Committee, in his 1824 costume, explained the significance of Lafayette and the tour to the 3rd graders.