Friday, January 29, 2010

French Cinema at St. Edward's

Our friends at Saint Edward's University in South Austin invite you to enjoy French cinema all month long. Films are free and open to the public.

The Tournées Festival 2010 will be held at St. Edward's University. Parking is available in the on-camplus parking garage located next to the softball field. For more info, contact Martha Rankin, 512-448-8704 or

Tuesday, February 2 - 7:00pm
Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (I've Loved You So Long)
Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

Wednesday, February 3 - 7:00pm
Entre les Murs (The Class)
Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballrooms A & B

Tuesday, February 9 - 7:00pm
La Graine et le Mulet (The Secret of the Grain)
Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballrooms A & B

Monday, February 15 - 7:00pm
Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale)
Fleck Hall, Room 305

Thursday, February 25 - 7:00pm
Azur et Asmar (Azur and Asmar)
Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

The Tournées Festival, a program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), is made possible with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Centre National de la Cinématographie, the Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation, highbrow entertainment and the Franco-American Cultural Fund (Directors Guild of America, Motion Picture Association, SACEM and Writers Guild of America). For more information on FACE programs, please visit

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thank You, Friends!

A special THANK YOU to our Platinum 2009-2010 Friends of the French Legation Museum:
Dolph Briscoe
Patti Atkins
Jane Fieldcamp
Keeping Austin History Alive

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

sxsw at the French Legation Museum

The French Legation Museum is a favorite venue for sxsw showcases. This year is already booked for March 18-21 (music). All other dates are still available.
Please remember our outdoor venue for your film, interactive, and music events. Click on "Weddings and Private Events" for more information or use our contact form to reach FLM staff.
The French Legation Museum is located one block east of I-35, between E 7th St and E 11th St in the heart of Austin.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Republic of Texas Walking Tour 2/20/2010

SAVE THE DATE - 2/20/10
From our friends at Save Austin's Cemeteries:

Celebrate Texas Statehood with Austin's Founding Families

Stroll through historic Oakwood Cemetery and learn about life in Austin during the days of the Texas Republic. Save Austin's Cemeteries' waling tour connects you with Austin history through the stories of people who lived in Austin during the days before Statehood. Family stories will include Haynie, Ziller, Deitrich, Swisher, and Wahrenberger. May they forever rest in peace in the shadow of the city they built.

Tours are free and open to the public; optional donation benefit the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel restoration fund (the French Legation Museum hopes you'll contribute to this fund).
Saturday February 20, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Oakwood Cemetery - 1601 Navasota Street, Austin

For more information: or

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Note From the Cat

Dear Humans,

MERCI BEAUCOUP for all the support! Not only have you been supporting me through the Museum's "Kitty Fund," but I've also been receiving extra gifts of food, blankets, and supplemental money for the winter. I appreciate you all so much.

I have shared your donations with Pretty Kitty, Mama Cat, Scaredy, Bonnie, Clyde, and the "ferals." We thank you so much for aiding in our survival. We are fortunately felines to have such a nice place to call home with humans who feed, fix, vaccinate, and care for us so deeply. I'm lucky enough to be allowed into the office on cold/rainy days, too. Those ladies are so good to me! I suppose I'll pay it forward by being the best mouser a Museum ever had!

Again, thank you to everyone who has given us extra love this month. Puuuuuurrrrrrrrrs to you!

All my love,

Scrappy Dubois III

(on behalf of the whole gang)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Volunteer Work Day 1/16/2010

The French Legation Museum will be undergoing its annual landscape work day this Saturday, January 16th.

If you'd like to participate, please see and click on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Caring Event to sign up.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Visit Us at the Austin Bridal Extravaganza

The French Legation Museum will be on-site at the Palmer Events Center for this year's big Austin's Wedding Guide Bridal Extravaganza! This annual event will take place on Saturday, January 9th and Sunday, January 10th from noon to 5:00pm.

Be sure to stop by and talk with FLM staff. We'll be happy to answer questions, book dates, and offer more information on this historic, romantic, and beautiful wedding venue.
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