The strategic friendship between France and the U.S. has helped change history.
The American Friends of Blérancourt proudly supports
the Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt in Picardy, France
whose mission is to uphold and further this friendship through
historical, artistic and educational exhibits, programs and exchanges.
The Franco-American Museum,
Château de Blérancourt
A history and art museum located on the strategic route between Paris and Brussels that was created in the aftermath of World War I. Its founder: Anne Morgan, a daughter of the American financier J.P. Morgan.
AFB members and guests are well-traveled, sophisticated people.
On our yearly Prestige Tours we offer “insider” visits to private chateaux, gardens, vineyards, art galleries and other memorable sites. We are welcomed there by the owners, key figures or heirs who often invite us for a meal. Our guides provide knowledgeable, thought-provoking commentary and historical background.
People eagerly anticipate the annual Gala dinner we hold in New York in November around the symbolic Armistice Day which ended WWI. A celebrity French chef prepares the Gala dinner with wines from a collector’s cellar. A convivial environment ...
The "Anne Morgan"
“American Women Rebuilding France” 1917-1924 – A powerful exhibition of historic photos and black-and-white film footage depicting France’s devastated Picardy region post-WWI and the American women volunteers working with the population who helped rebuild it.
We believe it is AFB’s responsibility to bring in a new, younger generation to appreciate our historically-based museum in France. That is why we have set up an exchange program between a public school in California and the town of Blérancourt itself.
In addition, a partnership and research network have recently been established with an English university to explore the appeal Paris has always had in many spheres. This collaboration will produce ...