Past Highlights

  • Mardi Gras Bal Masqué Gala, Feb. 21, 2020 (photos above)
  • Maisons de Couture Spotlight: An evening with Stanley Smith and an armchair tour of Chicago’s Oak St. and Michigan Ave., NOV 6, 2019
  • Meet-and-Greet with FHS Student interns and fellows at the architecture office of Studio Gang, July 16, 2019
  • “Manet and Modern Beauty” Exhibition tour at the Art Institute of Chicago and conversation with Gloria Groom, Chair and David and Mary Winton Green Curator of European Painting & Sculpture, June 20, 2019
  • “AuthentiCITY”, a lecture and conversation with noted architect, Mary Brush, Feb. 2, 2019

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.

Events

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 >

Grants

  • Beauregard-Keyes House, LA 
  • Progress! Despite the current shut-down due to Covid-19, the Beauregard-Keyes House in New Orleans is progressing with its restoration work which is funded in part by FHS. With newly installed shutters, new decking and plaster the façade has a fresh coat of white paint to reflect how it looked c. 1835.