celebrating our centennial in 2017!

For nearly 100 years Alliance Française d’Omaha is committed to supporting, educating and nourishing our community through cultural and educational programs.  We dedicate our efforts toward three essential goals:

  • Spreading awareness of French and Francophone culture
  • Offering French language classes for all
  • Promoting cultural diversity

 Consider joining the AFO!  Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend our events.

vivE l'alliance!

Celebrating a Culture that Helped Shape a City - by Mike Kelly, Columnist, Omaha World Herald

Click HERE for the full article.

Roger duRand and Anne Marie Kenny at La Buvette, where the French influence on Omaha can be experienced.  The Alliance Française d'Omaha is marking it's 100th anniversary with events and celebrations. 

Roger duRand and Anne Marie Kenny at La Buvette, where the French influence on Omaha can be experienced.  The Alliance Française d'Omaha is marking it's 100th anniversary with events and celebrations. 

 

"George Dinsdale" concours de cuisine était un grand succès!  

WINNERS OF THE MAIN DISH CONCOURS with our distinguished judges, Sarah Baker Hansen and Cédric Fichepain: 1st prize: Phyllis Marchitelli for her Boeuf Bourguignon 2nd prize: Chris Behr for his Beet and Goat Cheese Tarte

WINNERS OF THE MAIN DISH CONCOURS with our distinguished judges, Sarah Baker Hansen and Cédric Fichepain:

1st prize: Phyllis Marchitelli for her Boeuf Bourguignon

2nd prize: Chris Behr for his Beet and Goat Cheese Tarte

WINNERS OF THE DESSERT CONCOURS with judges and Marty Skomal, playing the role of George Dinsdale: 1st Prize — Kathie Sparks for her Kouign Amann (which translates from Breton as "buttered bread”) 2nd Prize — Carson McGlynn for her Merlot Cherry Tarte

WINNERS OF THE DESSERT CONCOURS with judges and Marty Skomal, playing the role of George Dinsdale:

1st Prize — Kathie Sparks for her Kouign Amann (which translates from Breton as "buttered bread”)

2nd Prize — Carson McGlynn for her Merlot Cherry Tarte

 LEARN FRENCH - ALL LEVELS

 LEARN FRENCH - ALL LEVELS

 
June 17th - Les Bijoux Parisiens at Joslyn Museum

June 17th - Les Bijoux Parisiens at Joslyn Museum

 
MAY 24 - AFO & OMAHA GIVES!

MAY 24 - AFO & OMAHA GIVES!

 

George Dinsdale Concours de Cuisine winning recipes available here! 

Let us know how your version comes out!


Postcard image of Omaha, NE in 1917.  During this time, Felix Despecher was the first President of the Alliance Française d'Omaha, Ralston mayor and long-time faculty member of  Creighton's dental school. 

Postcard image of Omaha, NE in 1917.  During this time, Felix Despecher was the first President of the Alliance Française d'Omaha, Ralston mayor and long-time faculty member of  Creighton's dental school. 

 
 

Fondation Alliance Française

The Alliance Française was created in Paris in 1883 and is the leading cultural network worldwide, with 850 chapters in 136 countries on all five continents. It is a non-profit organization with no political or religious ties.  The Federation of Alliances Françaises USA serves as a bridge between the Alliances in the United States and the Fondation Alliance Française in Paris.  In Omaha, our chapter fosters the historical friendship between the United States and France; and the sustained mission we share: to support French language and French speaking cultures as they are practiced around the globe.