Past Highlights

  • The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered, luncheon lecture by author Laura Auricchio
  • Philadelphia Bastille Day Party
  • Gala dinner at Ardrossan, the Main Line estate in Beaux Arts style of the Scott family
  • Papier Peints, the Vogue of French Mural Decors in America: Trendsetters from Thomas Jefferson to Henry du Pont, lecture by Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz
  • A lecture series about Benjamin Franklin in France

The Philadelphia Chapter organizes a variety of cultural and social events for its members throughout the year in order to raise funds for restorations projects that were voted by the FHS Board members. The current projects are listed below in bold.

Julia Ward and Anne Munch Jensen are the current Philadelphia Chapter Co-Chairmen. For further information or to learn more about Membership, please contact the Philadelphia Chapter directly. Please email:

Photos: Philadelphia Bastille Day celebration.


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 >

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 >


  • The Rodin Museum of Philadelphia
  • Joan of Arc statue, Philadelphia
  • The Katrina Heritage Rescue Fund
  • Apotheosis of Saint Louis, MO
  • Abbaye de Reigny, France
  • Château de Caumale, France
  • Temple de Château-Thierry, France
  • Silversmith House, Philadelphia
  • Memorial Hall, Philadelphia
  • Degas House, LA