/ Lyman-Lafayette Sword

This video traces the story of a sword donated to the Newport Historical Society┬áby a descendant of Daniel Lyman, a Revolutionary War officer and prominent resident of colonial Newport. ┬áLyman received the sword as a gift from the Marquis de Lafayette. The donation of the sword coincided with the 2015 visit to Newport, R.I. of L’Hermione, a reproduction of the French ship that brought Lafayette to America in 1780. Produced with Axion Media Lab.