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Item 79371

Title: Logo, Centre d'Héritage Franco-Américain, 1972

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1972

Location: Lewiston

Media: Line drawing

Item 79370

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

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1972

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photograph

Item 6859

Title: Levesque Family in Marion Automobile, 1917

Contributed by: Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

Date: 1917

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Waterville City Hall during the centennial celebration, 1902

"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan…" Waterville in 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.

Exhibit

St-Jean-Baptiste portrayal, 1890

La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.

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Site

Float in Parade for St. John de Baptist, Lewiston

Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

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

Site

Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605

Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Highlights of Biddeford history presented by McArthur Public Library, Biddeford Historical Society, and Biddeford High School’s Project ASPIRE class. The site explores shipbuilding, the Civil War homefront, women’s clubs, influential residents, and some of the city’s famous artists and inventors.