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 FHS Programs and Membership Officer Benjamin Wells.

Photos: Philadelphia Bastille Day celebration.

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.

Grants

 

  • 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

 

  • 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