French Legation State Historic Site Events

December 2023

December 9

Savor the smells of a full 1850s holiday meal in preparation in the home’s detached kitchen. Holiday celebrations in early Texas always included good food, and entertaining family and friends. Turkey, chicken, and duck, beef, pork, and wild game, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and imported delicacies graced many tables in Austin during the holiday season. No reservations needed; demonstration...

January 2024

January 27

Join us in January for a new East Austin tradition - the French Legation Flea Market!

We're transforming our grounds into a 2-acre, open-air vintage, antiques and crafts market. Interested vendors can apply via our Microsoft Forms or Google Forms application until December 1st. Where else can you brag about being a vendor at the oldest recorded house in Austin? 

From 11am to 12...

January 27

Join us for a talk with Texas Historical Commission's own, Jamie Ross, Archeological Collections Manager, for a fascinating talk and demonstation about the history and modern implications of transferware pottery. In honor of the French Legation's temporary loan of Texian Campaigne Ware pottery (on display in the French Legation), participants can join for a talk on the history of transferware...