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Historical Items

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Item 67544

Santa Claus at the Healey Asylum, Lewiston, c.1950

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1950 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 79376

Centre d'Héritage Franco-Américain, Lewiston, ca. 1977

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1977 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 67730

Felicia Garant in nun's habit, Lewiston, 1964

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1964-10-31 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

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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.