Lafayette at Yorktown: African American in the American Revolution

painting of Lafayette at Yorktown

JB Le Paon
oil on canvas



Lehigh Valley 250 (LV250) is a group of regional partners—Lafayette College and the Williams Center for the Arts, Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, and the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor—working together to mark 250 years of the U.S. in 2026, specifically its art, history, and culture.


Supporting the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, America250 is a national nonpartisan initiative undertaking a multi-year effort to mark 250 years of American history with over 50 partners at the national, state, and local levels.

America2026 is a four-year collaborative project based in France and initiated by the European Union to mark, analyze, and disseminate the transatlantic legacy of the American Revolution on Europe through a series of conferences, exhibits, and other scholarly events, publications and resources.