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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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FHS 35th Anniversary: Young Friends Circle Travelers Program

Friday, October 6 - Saturday, October 7

The FHS Young Friends Circle Co-Chairs Shaune Arp, Elizabeth Hartnett, Maureen Nash, Victoire de Vaugelas, Natalie Williamson invite you to explore Paris and celebrate the 35th Anniversary of FHS at the Palais de Compiègne on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th, 2017.

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September 2017

Support our 35th Anniversary Restoration Grants

Friday, September 15

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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Baron Haussmann and his Renovation of Paris: A Cocktail Culturel

Thursday, September 7, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Atlanta Chapter

The FHS Atlanta Chapter invites you to enjoy a cocktail reception and lecture by Lewis Nix which will explore the role that Baron Haussmann played in transforming Paris from its ancient character to the cultural metropolis we know and love today. Thursday, September 7th, 2017 6:30PM At the private residence of Leslie and Skip Petter. To register for this event, please select a ticket option from the drop-down below. For more information, please e-mail Suzy Wasserman, Chairman of the FHS…

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Décor à la Mode: Decorators and Clients in Art Deco France

Monday, September 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

New York Chapter

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

Please join the FHS New York Chapter for a lecture by Jared Goss, the author of French Art Deco, which was published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2014. Mr. Goss will introduce some of the most colorful figures from the roster of international clients who commissioned high-style French Art Deco interiors during the 1910s, ‘20s, and ‘30s, including silent movie stars, stage actresses, fashion designers, industrialists, explorers, courtesans, and even royalty. Not only will we learn about the clients, but…

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The Elements of French Style with Timothy Corrigan

Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 pm

Southern California Chapter

As part of its continued partnership with the ICAA, the FHS Southern California Chapter would like to invite its members to an evening with FHS Board Member and world-renowned designer Timothy Corrigan. The Elements of French Style, Timothy Corrigan Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – 6:30pm – 9:00pm  Chapter meeting & illustrated presentation Join award-winning designer Timothy Corrigan as he takes us on a grand tour of some of the most beautiful examples of French architecture and design, then breaks down…

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October 2017

Visit of the Pantheon in Paris

Thursday, October 12, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Paris Chapter

Place du Panthéon
Paris, 75005 France

In accordance with the wishes of Louis XV, the church of Sainte-Geneviève was built in the center of Paris from 1757 -1790. This monument built by the architect Soufflot, whose ambition was to compete with Saint Peter’s in Rome, is in neoclassical style inspired by antiquity (fronton, Greek cross layout, Corinthian columns). During the Revolution, in 1791, it was transformed into a national pantheon.

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Vaux-le-Vicomte with Alexandre de Vogüé

Friday, October 13

Atlanta Chapter

On Friday, October 13th, 2017, the FHS Atlanta Chapter will welcome Alexandre de Vogüé, who will speak about his family home, the renowned Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, at the Cherokee Town Club. There will also be a patron cocktail reception for Mr. de Vogüé at a private residence the evening prior. Save the date! For more information, please e-mail Suzy Wasserman, Chairman of the FHS Atlanta Chapter.

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Fall Outing in Oise – Château de Versigny & Château de Raray

Thursday, October 19, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Paris Chapter

We will be received at the Château de Versigny by Comte and Comtesse Guy-Pierre de Kersaint. After a guided visit, we will present a plaque for the Dallas & Northern California Chapters’ 2017 Grant to the château for the restoration of the staircase in the presence of local officials. This ceremony will be followed by lunch in the dining room of the château. Previously a royal estate, Versigny has belonged to the same family since 1418. The present château was…

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Loire Valley Châteaux & Gardens: Cradle of French Renaissance Culture

Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Southern California Chapter

FHS & The ICAA of Southern California present the third installment of their joint lecture series “A Year of Enlightenment”. Dr. Eric Haskell, noted author and Professor of French and Humanities at SCRIPPS, will present “Loire Valley Châteaux & Gardens: Cradle of French Renaissance Culture”. Be sure to save the date!

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