French Heritage Society intervenes to ensure that the treasures of our shared French architectural and cultural heritage survive to inspire future generations to build, dream and create.

Guided by the belief that the most enduring expression of a culture is to pass on its highest achievements, French Heritage Society is dedicated to protecting the French architectural and cultural legacy both in France and the United States, with emphasis on raising funds for preservation, restoration and education.

French Heritage Society

Preservation

We preserve the rich French architectural and cultural heritage throughout France and in the United States by raising funds for restoration, preservation and cultural grants.

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Education

We transmit and safeguard the skills, knowledge and love of heritage through hands-on transatlantic educational programs for university students and in the field architectural research and study for professional heritage architects.

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Cultural Activities

We foster Franco-American friendship and cross-cultural exchange through enriching exclusive tours in France and the U.S., distinguished lectures and dazzling galas on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Join Us

Join us as a member and help support our restoration grants and educational programs. You will be part of a vital network of transatlantic Francophiles who share their love of French heritage and culture.

Events & News

Chicago Chapter: Rosa Bonheur & The Château de By

The Chicago Chapter invites you to celebrate Women's History Month with an exciting virtual presentation about the life and life's work of famed artist Rosa Bonheur. 

American philanthropy has a long and storied history in France, and French Heritage Society has played an important role in this special relationship since our founding in 1982. Join us as we honor forty years of evolution and achievement. We will celebrate together with an exquisitely curated series of visits, ceremonies, and glamorous receptions in Paris and its surroundings. It all culminates with an unforgettable gala at the Petit Palais, a Belle Epoque masterpiece, on Saturday, October 15th, 2022.

Save the Date: 40th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, October 11 - Saturday, October 15

Please save the date for our 40th Anniversary Celebration Saluting American Philanthropy in the City of Lights.American philanthropy has a long and storied history in ... Read More >

For the final act of our milestone year, we will toast FHS with an elegant dinner dance at a private club in Manhattan.

Save the Date: Gala Soirée in New York City

Thursday, November 17, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

For the final act of our milestone year, we will toast FHS with an elegant dinner dance at a private club in Manhattan. To register ... Read More >

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Chapters

Our 11 dynamic Chapters across the US and one in Paris form a vibrant network to support our restoration projects and promote French culture.