French Legation State Historic Site Events

June 2023

June 10

Join Capitol Art Society artist Beryl Kerwick for this live plein air art demonstration at the French Legation. Beryl will do a demonstration of her technique while explaining her method and the equipment needed for plein air painting.

This artist demonstration is part of the temporary exhibit Common Ground / Terrain D'entente. The French Legation State Historic Site in partnership...

June 17

Join us for us on the grounds of the French Legation for a Father's Day celebration of dads, dads-to-be, and all the father figures in our lives! Voodoo Doughnuts will be available with admission but the grounds are always free during open hours. 

On June 17th the grounds are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with tours (and donuts with admission, while supplies last) available...

June 18

Get on your bikes and ride! The annual Juneteenth Social Ride is here! Presented by our friends at Black History Bike Ride.

Meet at the Texas African American History Memorial (at the Texas Capital, near 11th & Congress) at 6pm on June 18th, 2023 for an evening of riding bikes and learning about Austin’s Black history.

This year’s Juneteenth event will follow a route...

June 24

In connection with historical farming methods, the French Legation invites visitors to join us and other growers and makers at the French Legation on Saturday, June 24th. Enjoy the grounds and learn more about our kitchen garden. Demonstration by Pacha Mama Bees on modern bee keeping at 1:00pm.



October 2023

October 15

Each October, the Texas Historical Commission celebrates TAM, an opportunity for Texans to appreciate the depth and richness of our heritage through the lens of archeology. Across the state, TAM events such as archeology fairs, demonstrations, take-home activity kits, museum tours and special exhibits, lectures and presentations, and history walks highlight the valuable information that...