The Lafayette Society promotes awareness of the many contributions to America’s freedom by the Marquis de Lafayette, the French hero of the American Revolutionary War. We honor him for his generosity, patriotism, leadership, opposition to slavery and oppression, and support of human rights for all by encouraging these qualities in the civic character of Fayetteville, North Carolina, the first city in the United States named for him.
The Lafayette Society supports leadership opportunities for both adults and youth, funds endowments and programs at Fayetteville State University and Methodist University, presents public lectures and similar educational opportunities, and sponsors similar activities which highlight the importance of Lafayette’s enduring legacy.
Join us at North Carolina’s official Lafayette Birthday Celebration, as recognized by the NC General Assembly and the United States House and Senate! (Held annually, the weekend after Labor Day)
Our membership meeting/social is held every year in early March.