On Saturday, December 11th Professor Lee A. Farrow presented a compelling talk on Grand Duke Alexis Romanov’s 19th Century North American tour. This talk, “Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke’s Tour,” provided step-by-step overview of Alexis’s travels and adventures and was presented as a part of the Russian History Museum’s Second Saturday lecture series.

Throughout Farrow’s presentation, audience members were led on a journey through a unique moment in American and Russian relations. Alongside visual depictions of how Alexis’s journey, Farrow spoke to why and how the grand tour transpired step by step. The lecture concluded with an overview of the Grand Duke’s life and the tour’s lasting legacies.

The Second Saturday lecture series is supported in part with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

About the Speaker

Lee Farrow has written several other books on the history of Russian-American relations, including Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke’s Tour, 1871-1872. She is a Distinguished Research Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor at Auburn University at Montgomery and is available for public lectures and book signings. Contact her at lfarrow@aum.edu for inquiries.