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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 67531

Mystery What is the name of this Auburn grocery?

General Store, Auburn, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1920

Location: Auburn

Media: Photographic print

Item 79371

Logo, Centre d'Héritage Franco-Américain, 1972

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1972

Location: Lewiston

Media: Line drawing

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Camp Tekakwitha brochure, Leeds, ca. 1940

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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Jacques Cartier snowshoe club, ca. 1925

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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Nave, St. Peter and Paul Church, Lewiston

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.

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Shepherdess Drill, Lewiston, 1903

Franco-American Collection

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Float in Parade for St. John de Baptist, Lewiston

Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

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L'absolution play poster, Biddeford, 1944

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.

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Story of the "little nun"

by Felicia Garant


My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me