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Historical Items

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Item 98862

Medal, Brigade de Volontaires Franco-Américains, 1910

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1910 Location: Biddeford; Manchester Media: Brass

Item 79371

Logo, Centre d'Héritage Franco-Américain, 1972

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1972 Location: Lewiston Media: Line drawing

Mystery Corner Item

Item 79370

Trustees of the Centre d'Héritage Franco-Américain, ca. 1972

Mystery Corner Item Do you know these people?

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1972 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

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Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

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La Basilique Lewiston

Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of Maine.

Site Pages

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Franco-American Collection

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Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Joseph Jovite Salvas

For nearly 40 years, Salvas produced, directed, and acted in plays targeting the Franco-American population all around Southern Maine.

My Maine Stories

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Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage

Story

Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.

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How Mon-Oncle France came to Les-États
by Michael Parent

How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.