Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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Family Fun Day is July 2, 2016,  12-3!!

 

Start your 4th of July weekend with a visit to the French Azilum . Pack a picnic and stay the day to enjoy some old fashion fun.

Kites will be offered for sale in the gift shop, there will be crafts for children, vendors for mom and dad , and a scavenger hunt for children ,  

 

Anyone interested in playing Bocce,  (similar to the French game petanque) we encourage you to get your team together and come out and play.

 

The French Azilum is bringing back the Zoomobile to celebrate the start of the holiday weekend !!!The Zoomobile offers an informal educational program with the opportunity to see and touch animals up close under the supervision of the Zoomobile's animal educators. 


VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE for July 2 , 2016 :Please contact us for more info. 

 

 

FLEE OR FACE THE GUILLOTINE!

This was the simple choice for loyalists of French King Louis XVI in 1793. And so it was that dozens of refugees came to this place called French Azilum on a horseshoe bend along the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania. They lived here for 10 years until Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor, after the French Revolution, granted repatriation rights to citizens who had fled around the world to escape persecution.

Harboring the history of the refugees and their descendants is the French Azilum Historic Site.