American Friends of Blérancourt

American Friends of Blérancourt The American Friends of Blérancourt, Inc. was established in 1985 to support the French National Museum in the Château de Blérancourt in Picardy, France.

03/26/2019

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Our traveling exhibition at KANEKO-UNO Library is coming to an end next week. Visit us while we are still in Omaha!For o...
03/22/2019

Our traveling exhibition at KANEKO-UNO Library is coming to an end next week. Visit us while we are still in Omaha!

For our closing exhibition event, documentary film "Anne Morgan's War: L'autre chemin des dames" will be played at the Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater (follow link for more event information https://www.facebook.com/events/299420117395395/)

We had a wonderful time at the opening reception for the Anne Morgan photo exhibit! The display will be up in the library for the entire month of March, in honor of Women's History Month. Come down and see these inspiring photos! Alliance Francaise d'Omaha

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03/22/2019
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HISTORY A documentary about the American philanthropist who helped rebuild France after WWI will be broadcast on public television. #WomensHistoryMonth

Last week we had the opportunity to host a beautiful fundraiser to benefit our Blérancourt Fellowship in palm beach htt...
03/01/2019
An Evening of Snow in Palm Beach to Celebrate the AFB Franco-American Fellowship

Last week we had the opportunity to host a beautiful fundraiser to benefit our Blérancourt Fellowship in palm beach https://www.americanfriendsofblerancourt.org/afb-blog/dinerenblanc.

Featured in SHINY SHOT of Palm Beach Daily News https://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/photogallery/LK/20190221/NEWS/221009983/PH/1

New York Social Diary http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/social-diary/2019/educating-us-bipeds

Thank you for everyone's support and generosity! Please follow us for most updated news.

Today also marks the opening of our traveling exhibition "American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924" at the KANEKO Library of the University of Nebraska, Omaha. http://www.americanfriendsofblerancourt.org/exhibition-calendar/2019/3/1/exhibition-opening-march-1-2019-university-of-nebraska-omaha-kaneko-library

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Franck Laverdin, Chairman of the American Friends of Blérancourt (AFB), and Dorothea de La Houssaye, President of AFB, welcomed guests to an all-white attire dinner fundraiser to benefit its Blérancourt Fellowship at the Fritz Gallery with the support of Wendy Frit...

Thank you for joining us at our Dîner en Blanc on Feb. 20th at the Fritz Gallery to benefit the Blérancourt Fellowship...
02/22/2019

Thank you for joining us at our Dîner en Blanc on Feb. 20th at the Fritz Gallery to benefit the Blérancourt Fellowship. The juxtaposition of our theme, to artist Helmut Koller's lifelike animal masterpieces that are on display, transformed the space into a private snowy jungle.

Proceeds from this dinner will directly serve towards AFB’s first step in building a new educational focus to support The Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt.

One of the evening’s highlight was captured through a photo-contest, where each table of guests, posed their best sunny smiles with Velvet sunglasses.

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American Friends of Blérancourt
11/20/2018

American Friends of Blérancourt

American Friends of Blérancourt's cover photo
11/15/2018

American Friends of Blérancourt's cover photo

11/14/2018

American Friends of Blérancourt Annual Dinner Gala Nov. 9, 2018 - Honoring Rita Wilson

10/16/2017
Prestige Tour 2015  Paris & surrounding area. Visits to the homes/châteaux of exceptional Frenchmen who helped us win o...
09/25/2015

Prestige Tour 2015 Paris & surrounding area. Visits to the homes/châteaux of exceptional Frenchmen who helped us win our War of Independence.

Coral Gables Museum hosting the exhibition, "American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924" from September 10 to November ...
09/25/2015

Coral Gables Museum hosting the exhibition, "American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924" from September 10 to November 28, 2015. On November 5th during "French Weeks" there will be a special program at the Museum supported by the French Consul General of Miami, the French-American Chamber of Commerce and Accueil Miami.

Lecture & book signing at French Consulate New YorkMarch 31, 2015  6:30 PMWe are pleased to welcome Professor and author...
03/09/2015

Lecture & book signing at French Consulate New York

March 31, 2015 6:30 PM

We are pleased to welcome Professor and author Laura Auricchio to speak about her recently-acclaimed biography The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered.

Author Laura Auricchio, an American historian will be joined by her French counterpart, Laurent Ferri, a historian, Cornell University professor, and curator of the Lafayette exhibition at Cornell. Their discussion will undoubtedly highlight divergent Franco-American views of Lafayette. There will be a reception afterwards. This event is free and open to the general public.

Laura Auricchio is a specialist in 18th century French history. She has taught at Princeton University, and is currently the Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies at The New School in New York.

Reviewers’ comments:

“An astute and often thrilling reconsideration of Lafayette’s legacy”
- The New Yorker

“Laura Auricchio has managed to bring the Marquis de Lafayette back to life, replacing the rather wooden figure of legend with the real man, a hero of two great revolutions, the American and the French, and man of great complexity and unfailing courage. An immensely rewarding book.”
- Michael Korda – author of Clouds of Glory

Denver doctor who was a member of CARD
06/27/2014

Denver doctor who was a member of CARD

06/27/2014
American Friends of Blérancourt: News and Events

Starting in 2010, AFB is touring a traveling exhibition of photographs and films selected from the archives of Anne Morgan at the museum in the Château de Blérancourt dating back to 1917. The theme of reconstruction in Picardie following WWI headed by CARD – Anne Morgan's women's volunteer organization – is reflected in the exhibition. A notable historian, the museum curator or a representative from AFB will speak on the role of Anne Morgan in this reconstruction and the creation of the Franco-American museum at the Château de Blérancourt.

***Exhibition Tour in 2014-2015***

Philadelphia, PA: April 28-May 23, 2014
Denver, CO: June 1- September 1, 2014
Chicago, IL: September 19, 2014- January 5, 2015
Minneapolis/ St. Paul, MN: November 7-26, 2014
Indianapolis, IN: May 2015
Coral Gables, FL: September 4, 2015- November 25, 2015

For more information, visit our website http://www.americanfriendsofblerancourt.org/news_and_events/index.html

American Friends of Blérancourt is pleased to present Michael S. Neiberg, a noted historian whose work is often focused on World War I, at our first Centennial talk. This special event is made possible in collaboration with the National Arts Club and Cocktail Français. Our guest speaker is a Profess…

Michael Neiberg Talk
06/27/2014

Michael Neiberg Talk

Opening of Anne Morgan Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA
06/27/2014

Opening of Anne Morgan Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA

Prestige Tour- Brittany 2013
06/27/2014

Prestige Tour- Brittany 2013

Prestige Tour- Brittany 2013
06/27/2014

Prestige Tour- Brittany 2013

Miles Morgan Cocktail Party for the 2014 Gala
06/27/2014

Miles Morgan Cocktail Party for the 2014 Gala

November 12th, 2012
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November 12th, 2012

November 10th, 2012
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November 10th, 2012

November 11th, 2012
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November 11th, 2012

Mark your calendars!Monday, November 12th Annual Gala Dinner to honor the late Mary Young, Officer and Director of the F...
10/23/2012

Mark your calendars!

Monday, November 12th Annual Gala Dinner to honor the late Mary Young, Officer and Director of the Florence Gould Foundation at the Harold Pratt House, 58 East 68th St. at Park Avenue.

Mary Young’s great loves were for books and France, both of which she served actively in a long life of study and philanthropy. She was an officer and director of the Florence Gould Foundation from its inception, where her devotion to French art, literature and music, her knowledge and appreciation of these arts made her instrumental in the Foundation’s notable support of the Blérancourt Museum.

Special guest speaker is professor and historian Robert Darnton. For many years a professor of history at Princeton University, Robert Darnton is currently Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian at Harvard University. He is known as a cultural historian and is recognized as an expert on eighteenth century France and the period of the Enlightenment.

He was a member of the Scientific Committee which in 1999 studied the challenges facing the Museum of Blérancourt as a museum of history, a project fostered and supported by the Florence Gould Foundation as well as the American Friends of Blérancourt.

Special menu created by Chef Daniel Boulud, Champagne by Paul Goerg.

7pm cocktails followed by Dinner at 8:15pm. $1000 Patron ticket, $1500 Benefactor ticket. Tables of ten $10,000. Proceeds to benefit the expansion project of the Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt.

For more information, call 212-725-5380 or email [email protected]

For our loyal Benefactos and Patrons of this year's Gala:Sunday, November 11th from 5-7pm Apéritif for Benefactors and ...
10/23/2012

For our loyal Benefactos and Patrons of this year's Gala:

Sunday, November 11th from 5-7pm Apéritif for Benefactors and Patrons at the remarkable Townhouse/Studio of the acclaimed Interior Designer Juan Pablo Molynex.

Guided visit by Mr. Molyneux. Champagne by Vranken Pommery.

Mark your calendars!Saturday, November 10th, 4 -6 pmFrancine du Plessix Gray, author of The Queen’s Lover, will give a...
10/23/2012

Mark your calendars!

Saturday, November 10th, 4 -6 pm

Francine du Plessix Gray, author of The Queen’s Lover, will give a talk and book signing about Marie Antoinette’s alleged lover Count Axel von Fersen - at the incredible penthouse of art collectors Robin Cofer and Dominick D’Alleva, Trump World Tower, 845 UN Plaza, PH 90B. (at 48th St. and 1st Ave.)

Light refreshments and champagne. No charge to guests attending the Gala on November 12th.
Suggested donation of $25 for other AFB members and guests.

The Chateau was visited this fall by the students of the International School of the Peninsula in Palo Alto. This visit ...
10/23/2012

The Chateau was visited this fall by the students of the International School of the Peninsula in Palo Alto. This visit was part of the school exchange program between Palo Alto and the local school of Blerancourt. AFB would like to thanks the American Society of the French Legion on Honor for their generous support.

This year's sold out Prestige Tour took guests to the heart of the Renaissance Kingdom of France, Touraine. The traveler...
10/23/2012

This year's sold out Prestige Tour took guests to the heart of the Renaissance Kingdom of France, Touraine. The travelers enjoyed viewing the beautiful architecture of private chateaux and gardens as well as dining with the owners of these stunning chateaux.

American Friends of Blérancourt's cover photo
10/23/2012

American Friends of Blérancourt's cover photo

Wally Findlay Galleries, Palm Beach, Florida - March 2012
03/13/2012

Wally Findlay Galleries, Palm Beach, Florida - March 2012

The Boston Exhibition is opening next week! From November 1st-30th the exhibition American Women Rebuilding France 1917-...
10/25/2011

The Boston Exhibition is opening next week! From November 1st-30th the exhibition American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924 will be at the French Cultural Center (53 Marlborough Street Boston, MA). The opening reception will be on November 10th from 6-8pm. Following the reception there will be a dinner at the Chilton Club co-chaired by Mrs. Louis Cabot and Mr. Miles Morgan. $175 per person ($100 tax deductable). Contact us for more details. We look forward to seeing you in Boston!

10/25/2011

We'd like to thank all of our Patrons, Benefits, and Sponsors for helping make the Gala such a great success! The Baroness Philippine de Rothschild charmed us all and was happy to recieve this award. Please see our new album for photos.

2011 Annual Gala Honoring Baroness Philippine de Rothschild
10/25/2011

2011 Annual Gala Honoring Baroness Philippine de Rothschild

09/27/2011
The American Friends of Blérancourt

To find out about the history of the Franco-American Museum, watch this video!

The American Friends of Blérancourt was established in 1985 to support the French National Museum in the Château de Blérancourt in Picardie, France. The Muse...

The Annual Gala honoring Baroness Philippine de Rothschild is on October 20th at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Plea...
09/27/2011

The Annual Gala honoring Baroness Philippine de Rothschild is on October 20th at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Please remember to send in your RSVP!

09/27/2011

We've uploaded pictures from our past events and trips. Check the photo albums for more pictures!

Gala Committee Cocktails at Sonja Morgan's
09/27/2011

Gala Committee Cocktails at Sonja Morgan's

The exhibition "American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924" is currently at the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington D.C....
09/22/2011

The exhibition "American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924" is currently at the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington D.C. and is closing on September 30th. Last chance to see it in D.C.!

The exhibition will be in Boston in November at the French Cultural Center (53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA). Details ...
09/22/2011

The exhibition will be in Boston in November at the French Cultural Center (53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA). Details to come.

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20 W 44th St RM 508
New York, NY
10036

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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