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Historical Items

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Item 67542

Hockey game, Hill Mill, Lewiston, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1940 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 79535

Twin City Cyclones, Lewiston, 1929

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1929 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 18357

Construction discussion, St. Dominic's Hockey Arena, Lewiston, ca. 1949

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1949 Location: Lewiston 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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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.

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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.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - New Sweden Athletic Club

Later on they did not just have ski teams but hockey, boys and girls basketball, gymnastic and track teams.