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.
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
… Island Educational Society The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) was a fraternal organization that became popular on Swan's Island in…
… bySwan's Island Educational Society The Improved Order of Red Men was a national fraternal organization that became popular on Swan's Island in…