• Jun 9, 2013 from 8:15am to 12:30pm
  • Location: Tom Paine Cottage
  • Latest Activity: Aug 21, 2019


Learn about French history and culture in Greater New York. New Rochelle, a French city, founded by Huguenot refugees from La Rochelle, is 35 minutes from Grand Central.

French was the official language here in New Rochelle until the 1830's.

And Tom Paine was a member of the Assembly; Première République française, and helped draw the Constitution.

Paine was condemned to death and jailed for his opposition to regicide. He wrote "The Age of Reason" while in the Paris jail; and narrowly, by a miracle,  escaped with his life.

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