Historical Items Showing 3 of 32 View All
Contributed by: Franco-American Collection
Contributed by: Princeton Public Library
Date: circa 1952
St-Jean-Baptiste Day in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century.
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.