Since 1982, the French Heritage Society (FHS) has been preserving, restoring and promoting French heritage in America and France. And FHS is unique in the realm of non-profit organizations that support French heritage; its scope of work is especially broad as it is not tied to a single building, site or region.
Over the years, this generous organisation has awarded 550 restoration grants and organised numerous lectures, architectural tours, and museum visits. Their Student Exchange Program has supported more than 400 university student internships at cultural organizations, historic chateaux, parks and gardens.
And in this 35th anniversary year, FHS will award $1 million toward 19 restoration projects – an impressive accomplishment indeed.
Come Join the Celebration
The 35th anniversary celebration offers an exquisite three-part itinerary including select tour sites, exclusive visits with VIPs, and a magnificent gala as the grand finale. Consider joining FHS for all or part of this wonderful fête.
The first portion of the program begins with a trip to Normandy and a special tour of important chateaux in the region, including the Chateau de Champ de Bataille with celebrity interior designer Jacques Garcia. A stop at the breeding stables in the equestrian capital of Deauville, and a welcome by the Mayors of Deauville and Cabourg round out the tour. October 2 – 4, 2017.
The second segment of the program continues in Paris on October 5th and 6th with a focus on the restoration sites at the Monnaie de Paris and the Orangerie de Bagatelle. Special dinners will be hosted by FHS friends in private Parisian homes. The grand finale of the celebration will be the Imperial Gala and Ball at the magnificent Palais de Compiègne on Saturday October 7th. FHS has committed to support the Palais in its restoration of the Emperor’s Guest Library.
For more information about the French Heritage Society and details about its 35th anniversary program, please contact: Karen Archer, Deputy Director Strategic Development & Communications French Heritage Society.