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Historical Items

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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

Item 79375

Dedication of the Centre d'Héritage Franco-Américain, Auburn, 1983

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1983-03-20 Location: Auburn 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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"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

1968: A1. Print. (S) Lawton, R.J. Franco-Americans of the state of Maine, U.S.A., and their achievements: historical, descriptive, and biographical.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

… The cities of Biddeford and Saco have long been a center for lumbering, textiles and shipbuilding. Behind the industrial background of these two…