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March 2017

Spring Membership Drive

Wednesday, March 1 - Friday, March 31

For the entire month of March, we are pleased to offer the opportunity to perfect your French while cooking. If you join or renew by Friday, March 31st, you will receive a complimentary one-year membership to Cuisinez-Vous le Français. This innovative video program creatively combines teaching French language and cooking, helping you master both through weekly installments. Take advantage of this exciting offer, and feel free to share it with friends who are interested in joining FHS!

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Support our 35th Anniversary Restoration Grants

Wednesday, March 29

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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Before the Revolution: All the Pleasures of the 1780s with Olivier Bernier

Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

New York Chapter

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

Please join us for an evening with Olivier Bernier, author and esteemed lecturer, to discuss the pleasures and lifestyles of France before the Revolution. The 1780s in Paris and Versailles dazzled everyone. Life was more elegant, more fun, more extravagant. Fashions in everything from gardens to public streets seemed irresistible, and changed so fast that it required a sharp eye and a great deal of money to keep up with them. From Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet to Rose Bertin’s latest pouf,…

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Annual Presentation – FHS & the Paris Chapter

Thursday, March 30, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Paris Chapter

Cercle de l’Union Interalliée
33, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré
Paris, 75008

Join us for the Annual Presentation of FHS’ actions for restoration, education and cultural trips and events and of its Paris Chapter’s activities. Our Guest Speaker, Stéphane Bern, is a French journalist, television host, and author specialized in bringing history to life in vivid detail. He will speak to us about “The White House, an American Heritage with French Roots.”

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April 2017

Grant Ceremony at Château-Thierry Memorial Church

Wednesday, April 5, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

With the commemoration of the centennial of the United States’ entry in the First World War, we will visit the Château-Thierry Memorial Church, awarded a FHS 2016 grant of $21,000 from all its Chapters. This Protestant church was erected in memory of the American soldiers who lost their lives on French soil in 1917-1918 during the second Battle of the Marne – especially during the decisive battle of Bois Belleau in July 1918 which saw horrific American and French casualties.…

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17th Century Paris: The First Great Walking City

Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Southern California Chapter

2017 Classical Lecture Series, A Year of Enlightenment: The French Influence in Design and Style Lecture II: 17th Century Paris: The First Great Walking City  Joan DeJean, Guest Speaker This lecture series is in partnership with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. In the course of the 17th century, Paris became the kind of city no European had previously experienced: a great walking city.  By royal decree – and with the active participation of great architects and the Royal…

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May 2017

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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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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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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