Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Tidings

We invite you to an Open House with music, refreshments, and fellowship on Friday, December 4, 2009. Admission is free (donations always accepted).

What: Candlelight Open House of the oldest home in Austin, decked out for the holidays!

Light Refreshments and Intimate Outdoor Concert with Rachel Lynn

When: Friday, December 4, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: French Legation Museum - 802 San Marcos Street in Historic East Austin

Why: Free Community Event!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Two Texan WWII Veterans Knighted at FLM

Two deserving WWII veterans will be honored tomorrow, November 20 2009, in Austin for their bravery in Europe during the war. Sterling Dobbs and John Butler will become Knights in the Legion of Honor, receiving the medal from French Consul-General Pierre Grandjouan. It was the wish of Napoleon Bonaparte, the First Consul and de facto sole ruler, to create a reward to commend civilians and soldiers as a recognition of merit. This system became the Legion of Honor.

The small ceremony will take place at 3:00pm on the veranda of the French Legation Museum in Austin, Texas.

Sterling DOBBS, flew aboard B-24's during WWII (44th Bomb Group, 68th bomb Squadron); between June and August 1944 he took part in 35 air raids over Europe, 11 of which took place over France around D Day

John BUTLER, flew aboard B-24's during WWII, (44th Bomb Group, 68th bomb Squadron) ; between May and June 1944 he took part in 35 air raids over Europe, 5 of which took place over Normandy before and on D DayThey both live in Texas.

Austin's Newest French Connection


The French Legation Museum was pleased to host the deligation from Villefranche-sur-mer, France this week while they established a new "sister city" program with Austin. The first Franco-Texan alliance was established in September, 1839 when Austin was the new capital of the Republic of Texas.

This new sister city program marks a renewed friendship 170 years later.

See this KXAN story for more details: http://www.kxan.com/dpp/entertainment/travel/Austin-gets-a-new-sister-city

Wednesday, November 18, 2009



When: Friday, December 4, 2009 6:00 – 8:00

Where: French Legation Museum – 802 San Marcos Street – Historic East Austin

Cost: FREE

This year’s Christmas Tidings Program will include warm refreshments, candlelit museum open house, live music with local singer/songwriter Rachel Lynn, and community fellowship from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening. This event is free to the public! Please come celebrate community togetherness and the true meaning of the season at the French Legation Museum.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

FLM 2010 Calendar Available Online!

ORDER YOURS TODAY! The French Legation Museum's 2010 Fundraising Calendar is now available online at http://www.cafepress.com/frenchlegation.415369637.

This calendar follows the historic home of the French Legation through more than 150 years!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

FLM & The Portal to Texas History!

More exciting news from 2009 grant awards! Thanks to the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas, the Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas) offered digitization mini-grants for groups holding at-risk local history materials. FLM was selected to participate and two items created by Preservation Architect, Raiford Stripling have been digitized and are now visible on The Portal to Texas History website. FLM thanks Mr. Ray Stripling and the Cushing Library at Texas A&M University for their permission to collaborate with The Portal and UNT. You can view the items by going to http://texashistory.unt.edu/ and typing "French Legation Museum."

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Website Launch


We are pleased to announce the new and much-improved http://www.frenchlegationmuseum.org/ !!!

Special thanks to our awesome designers with Reservoir Creative Group for their hard work and dedication. We hope you love the new site as much as we do.

FLM Staff
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