This Year’s Past Highlights (for pictures, see slideshow):
• Curated tour of the Cezanne exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago and apéritif in the park, Aug 2022
• Rosa Bonheur and the Château de By, Virtual talk & tour, June 2022
• Third Annual Members’ Midwestern trip to Prairie du Chien, WI
• Third Annual Gala honoring Josephine Baker, June 2022
Second French Heritage Corridor Conference, Lafayette, IN, May 2022
• Illinois & Michigan « I & M » Canal 2nd Annual Clean-Up, in observation of Earth Day, April 2022
• “Wine & War” Tasting & Author talk, Nov 2021

View the FHS Chicago-Midwest Steering Committee

FHS Chicago-Midwest 2022 Sustaining Sponsors: Reed Centracchio, Raila & Associates and Traen, Inc.

Weaving the past into the future: preservation, collaboration, celebration!

Through various activities and educational opportunities, we are dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and promotion of French heritage throughout the United States’ Midwest and France.

In addition to fostering Franco-American friendship (Amitié) and cross-cultural exchange through select tours throughout the Midwest, lectures, conferences, galas and other events, FHS Chicago-Midwest Chapter also plays an active role in the Midwest through FHS’s Franco-American Student Exchange Internship Program. The Chicago-Midwest Chapter recognizes the deep roots of French heritage throughout the Midwest and is proudly knitting together a network of stakeholders. French Heritage Corridor, an initiative conceived and led by the French Heritage Society Chicago-Midwest Chapter, comprises seven states in the Midwest (IA; IL; IN; MI; MN; MO and WI). This network, joined by waterways connecting with the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes, transcends borders to recreate in the Midwest what was once la Nouvelle France. For more information, please visit: frenchheritagesociety.org/fhc/

Lisa Kahn and Pascale Kichler are Co-Chairs of the Chicago-Midwest Chapter. If you are interested in becoming involved with FHS Chicago-Midwest Chapter or learning more about our events, please contact us at fhschicago@frenchheritagesociety.org, find us on Facebook at ChicagoFrenchHeritageSociety or follow us on Instagram @chicago_fhs.

Events

The Great Churches of Paris – The Series with Russell Kelley

Thursday, January 12 - Thursday, February 16

Russell Kelley Returns! A Special Offer for FHS members from the AF-Chicago. The Great Churches of Paris - The Series Every Thursday from January ... Read More >

Chicago-Midwest Chapter: Bouillon Dansant Gala

Friday, February 3, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Chicago Chapter of French Heritage Society invites you to celebrate at its Fourth Annual Gala - an 18th century-style French country Fète!

SOLD OUT: Palm Beach Gala Dinner

Sunday, February 19, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

We invite you to join us for an elegant evening in celebration of French heritage and joie de vivre at our Annual Palm Beach Gala Dinner on Sunday, February 19th, 2023, at Club Colette. We will toast French Heritage Society’s achievements at the first major event of 2023, which is always a particularly festive gathering.

Northern California: Cocktails and Camaraderie

Sunday, February 26, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Northern California Chapter of French Heritage Society cordially invites you to a cocktail party hosted by Julie and David Helfrinch in their Presidio Heights residence.