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Chicago

Past Highlights

  • Highlighting Auvergne Virtual Event, featuring Auvergne charcuterie and cheeses from A Beautiful Rind followed by a hands-on lesson in making aligot, inspired by their restoration grant to the Château de Bouzols – October 1, 2020
  • Le Carnaval Virtual Gala, featuring a presentation from representatives of Fort de Chartres, a presentation on Carnaval around the world of francophonie, meal packages from Chez Moi, live dancing, and interactive themed breakout rooms – February 5, 2021
  •  I&M Canal Community Service Clean-up, in honor of Earth day – April 24, 2021
  • Scouting Trip:  In Search of Historic French Heritage, featuring visits to St. Louis County and St. Charles, MO to discover jewels of French history in the Midwest – May 5-7, 2021
  • French Heritage Corridor Conference, presided over and organized by FHS Chicago Chapter Co-Chair, Lisa Kahn, in Prairie du Rocher, IL and Ste. Geneviève, MO focusing on an initiative to achieve national park status for French monuments and create a French Heritage Corridor in the Midwest. – May 13th-14th, 2021
  • Highlighting French & Indigenous Interaction in the Midwest Virtual Event, featuring a discussion moderated by FHS Chicago Chapter Co-Chair Pascale Kichler with two UChicago doctoral candidates about their findings from an archive recently donated to the University, along with a charcuterie and cheese tasting from A Beautiful Rind – June 16, 2021

Chicago FHS –  Weaving the past into the future: 

preservation, collaboration, celebration!

Chicago Chapter

Co-Chairs – Lisa Kahn and Pascale Kichler

French Heritage Society is proud to count Chicago as its newest chapter. The chapters each play a vital role in support of FHS’ mission to protect the rich architectural legacy of France on both sides of the Atlantic. Their programs engage the local community while raising important funds for critical restoration projects.

We commend founding Co-Chairs of the Chicago Chapter, Odile Compagnon and Pascale Kichler, for spearheading this initiative and bringing FHS’ mission to this extraordinary city. If you are interested in becoming involved with the FHS Chicago Chapter or learning more about their events, please contact our New York Office, find us on Facebook @ ChicagoFrenchHeritageSociety or follow us on Instagram @ChicagoFHS.

Prior to the formation of the Chicago Chapter, FHS played an active role in Chicago thanks to its Student Exchange Program with French interns at prestigious Chicago institutions and U.S. students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago who worked on the 500th anniversary commemorative project at the Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley.

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