The Sons of the Revolution
The Sons of the Revolution was founded in 1876 by members of the Society of the Cincinnati wishing to broaden participation in preserving the American Heritage on the eve of this country's centennial. Its mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the achievement of American independence and to foster fellowship among its members. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization devoted to the principles and ideals of its founders, the modern Society maintains its headquarters, in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia with 30 societies in the United States and Europe.
Twenty years ago a small group met together and discussed the idea of reconstructing an exact replica of L'Hermione, the French frigate that carried Lafayette to the American Revolution in 1780. As L'Hermione was reconstructed, the idea grew that she should sail to the USA - bringing to life the voyage made by Lafayette and reaffirming the historic relationship between the United States and France. L'Hermione's first voyage will take her across the Atlantic in 2015, stopping in ports from Yorktown to Boston, providing a series of fun, educational adventures capturing the spirit of Lafayette-self-determination, independence, freedom, and human rights-for millions of Americans. For more info on the project and the 2015 Voyage, please see http://www.hermione2015.com/