Lafayette to the Rescue special event at General Warren!

March 21, 2022

 General Warren hosts special program on Wednesday, April 20, 2022

 Celebrate the 245th Anniversary of General Lafayette

 Sailing to the Americas…..Lafayette to the Rescue!

 Bruce E. Mowday, author of Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero

will give insights into the 19-year-old Frenchman who sailed to aid the Colonists

         MALVERN _ The General Warren is hosting a special evening to commemorate General Lafayette – the premier international American hero – escaping France and setting sail to come to America to fight for our freedom.

            The event will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, and feature author Bruce E. Mowday. Mowday will give a talk on his best-selling new book, Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero. General Warren is located at 9 Old Lancaster Road, Malvern, PA, 19355.

            The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception to meet Mowday as he discusses Lafayette. Dinner is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Mowday will conclude his presentation after dinner. Signed copies of Monday’s books will be available for purchase during the event. The cost is $25.00 per autographed book.


Butler Hors d’oeuvres offered

during reception/meet the author


Broiled Oysters

cornmeal hoecake with hemp seed, shaved carrot salad, pickled strawberries


Madeira Marinated Pork Chop

cannabis crusted pork chop, sweet potato and sourdough stuffing,

 rainbow chard, creamy mustard leeks


 Lafayette’s Rice Cake

rum based crème anglaise

 The cost is $55 plus alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity.

Soft beverages, coffee/tea included in tariff

To make reservations, call The General Warren at 610.296.3637 or visit to reserve a table using Open Table (please add message you are attending LECTURE).

On April 20, 1777, 19-year-old Lafayette set sail off the coast of San Sebastian, along with other French officers, for America. He used a disguise to elude King Louis XVI’s men, under orders to stop Lafayette, to join General George Washington’s army. Lafayette invested almost a year’s income to purchase a slow merchant ship, La Belle Mère and renamed it La VictoireVictory.

Indeed, Lafayette was sailing towards victory – and fame as an American hero! On his last return trip to France, a new American naval ship – named the Brandywine – carried Lafayette home to France. The ship was named in honor of Brandywine, the battle where Lafayette shed his blood for America’s freedom and started on his quest to become an American hero!