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April 2017

Support our 35th Anniversary Restoration Grants

Thursday, April 27

As our 35th Anniversary approaches, FHS has set an amibitious goal to award $1 million dollars for restoration and cultural grants – we are already more than half-way there but we need your support! Join us in making this a historic milestone in our development and impact for historic preservation.

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October 2017

35th Anniversary Celebration

Monday, October 2 - Sunday, October 8

To celebrate its 35th Anniversary in splendor, French Heritage Society takes you on an extraordinary adventure from the fashionable seaside resorts of Deauville and Cabourg, to the Norman countryside and its tradition of horse racing and breeding, and much more. Join us for a week of festivities during the French “season” and discover the finest craftsmen of the Hôtel de la Monnaie and the Mobilier National that keep live the excellence of French goods that set the standard around the…

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May 2017

Boston Chapter: A Celebration of FHS’ 35th Anniversary

Monday, May 1, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Boston Chapter

The co-chairs of the Boston Chapter of French Heritage Society invite you to a celebration of the 35th Anniversary of French Heritage Society. The evening will include a presentation of the October Anniversary Trip to Normandie, Paris, and Compiègne by FHS Board Member Comtesse Sarah de Lencquesaing and FHS Executive Director Jennifer Herlein, followed by a cocktail dînatoire prepared by La Voile and a tasting of Roger Groult and Claque Pelin Calvados by expert Christine Cooney.

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Atlanta Chapter: A Celebration of FHS’ 35th Anniversary

Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Atlanta Chapter

“Palais de Compiégne: From Louis XV’s Reconstruction to Empress Eugenie’s Parties” with John Whitehead Historian, Art Dealer, and Author of Books on Ceramics, Porcelain, and Decorative Arts and “Apples and Calvados are the King and Queen of Normandy” with Comtesse Sarah de Lencquesaing FHS Board Member and Co-Chairman of the 35th Anniversary Celebration and introducing Jennifer Herlein Executive Director of French Heritage Society with a tasting of Roger Groult Calvados and Clos de la Fontaine Hugo Cider   We will begin…

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Fifth Avenue Châteaux: Fifth Avenue’s Glorious French Mansions During the Gilded Age

Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

New York Chapter

New York Junior League
130 East 80th Street
New York, 10075 United States

Please join us for an evening with Gary Lawrance, architect, author, historian and esteemed lecturer, to discuss the French mansions of Fifth Avenue during the Gilded Age. In a period not so long ago, there were palaces that lined New York’s Fifth Avenue from Washington Square to the upper reaches of the avenue, built by some of the most prominent architects of the day for America’s newly rich Millionaires: the Astors, Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Phipps, Goulds, and many others. While many…

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Révélations – The International Fine Craft & Creation Fair

Thursday, May 4, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Paris Chapter

Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
Paris, 75008

FHS is pleased to partner with Révélations, the International Fine Craft and Creation Fair at the Grand Palais. Join the Paris Chapter for a VIP visit for a fresh look at contemporary creation. Welcome by Henri Jobbé Duval, commissaire général of Révélations. The designer is at the core of more than 400 craftsmen, artists, designers, art galleries, art manufacturers, art factories, and art foundations who will present their new and original creations.

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Cocktail Culturel: The Carroll Family, French Influence for the birth of the America

Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Paris Chapter

Private residence

The story of the Carroll family could be from a novel! François Decoster, Mayor of Saint-Omer (Pas-de-Calais), and Vice-President in Charge of Culture for the Hauts-de-France region, will tell us the incredible story of Charles Carroll and his cousins Daniel and John Carroll. Learn how they were influenced during their childhood by their stay at the Jesuit College of St. Omer’s Cathedral and their leading role in the birth of the American nation.

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Inaugural French Heritage Literary Award

Thursday, May 18, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

New York Chapter

FHS is pleased to announce its inaugural French Heritage Literary Award, an initiative launched this year in light of FHS’ 35th Anniversary. Through its French Heritage Literary Award, FHS will recognize and honor a work of literary, scholarly or aesthetic distinction that illuminates either an important element of French cultural or historical patrimony. The five shortlisted books for the award are: “Versailles and the American Revolution” by Valerie Bajou, “Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette”…

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Visit of the Restoration of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris

Monday, May 22, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Paris Chapter

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts
14, rue Bonaparte
Paris, 75006

Enjoy an exception visit of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) to see the restoration currently underway of the Mûrier courtyard with François Chatillon, Architecte en chef des Monuments Historiques and Ippolita Romeo, Conservation et Restauration des Biens Culturels, Monuments historiques et oeuvres d’art. L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year at a site, near Saint-Germain-des-Prés, that it come to occupy by royal decree. Spread over more than two hectares, the buildings of…

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June 2017

Visit Château de Souches (Sarthe) & its Peony Conservatory

Thursday, June 1, 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

Paris Chapter

Château de Souches
Saint-Aignan-Grandlieu, 44860 France

Jean and Bénédicte de Foucaud will welcome us to their superb Château de Sourches for a day “Between History and passion, a journey between stones and flowers”. After visiting the château, we will have lunch in the dining room, then we will discover the conservatory with thousands of peonies. Built by the architect Gabriel de Lestrade for Louis II du Bouchet, Marquis de Sourches, fourth Grand Prévôt de France, the Château de Sourches is a masterpiece of neo-classical architecture.

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