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Item 15935

Title: French Row, Springvale

Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee

Date: circa 1905

Location: Springvale

Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 30998

Title: Canadian National Club, Biddeford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1910

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photograph on board

Item 18866

Title: 'La Veuve Joyeuse,' Lewiston, 1976

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1976

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

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.

Exhibit

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.