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Item 18881

Title: Program, 'L'Amour A Bord,' Lewiston, 1939

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1939

Location: Lewiston

Media: Ink printed on paper

Item 18874

Title: Theater production, Lewiston, 1896

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1896

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photograph

Item 18859

Title: Les Défenseurs, Lewiston-Auburn, 1915

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1915

Location: Lewiston; Auburn

Media: Photoprint

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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

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.

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.

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Site

Shepherdess Drill, Lewiston, 1903

Franco-American Collection

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Site

Float in Parade for St. John de Baptist, Lewiston

Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

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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.