Past Highlights

  • Annual celebration of the Fête des Rois
  • Sunday luncheons in private homes
  • Cooking demonstrations with famous chefs
  • Special lectures with château owners and authors

The Northern California Chapter hosts a variety of cultural & social events to share insider knowledge of a facet of French culture.  In addition to supporting a  restoration project, located in France or the United States, (see the recent list below), the chapter participates in the local community.  The N. CA  Chapter is honored to be a Cultural Sponsor at the San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show.

To introduce high school students to the importance of preserving culture for future generations, seven years ago a Student Essay Contest was created for tenth grade students at the Lycée International Franco-Américain   San Francisco.

Dori Bonn is currently Chairmen of the Northern California Chapter. For further information please please contact FHS Programs and Membership Officer Benjamin Wells.

Photos: Northern California Chapter events including the annual Fête des Rois celebration, Provençal luncheon with Jean-Pierre Moullé, author Elaine Sciolino, participation in the San Francisco Fall Arts and Antiques Show and student winners of the essay contest.

Events

The co-chairs of the Boston Chapter of French Heritage Society invite you to a champagne reception, book signing and talk with Laure de Margerie, introduced by Anne Poulet, Director Emerita of the Frick Collection, followed by an optional dinner.

French Heritage Society

FHS Seventh Annual Book Award

Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join FHS for a memorable evening celebrating Esther da Costa Meyer and her book, Dividing Paris: Urban Renewal and Social Inequality, 1852-1870.  Caroline Weber, Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College and author of Proust’s Duchess (recipient of the Third Annual FHS Book Award) will moderate the discussion, which will be followed by an elegant dinner.

Philadelphia Chapter: The Basilica of Vezelay

Tuesday, May 7, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Please join French Heritage Society's Philadelphia Chapter on May 7 at the Acorn Club for a fascinating luncheon with Christopher Kelly. Mr. Kelly will lead us on an exploration of the stunning Basilica of Vezelay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Burgundy, France.

Boston Chapter: The Basilica of Vezelay

Saturday, May 11, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join French Heritage Society's Boston Chapter on May 11 at the Concord School of Philosophy on the grounds of the Louisa May Alcott Orchard House for a fascinating evening with Christopher Kelly. Mr. Kelly will lead us on an exploration of the stunning Basilica of Vezelay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Burgundy, France, followed by a champagne reception.

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