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Category: Education, Schools by town, Lewiston

Historical Items

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Item 17477

Lewiston High School, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1931 Location: Lewiston Media: Postcard

Item 67530

St. Peter's School, Lewiston, 1937

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1937 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 82153

Little Canada School, Lewiston, ca.1900

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1900 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.

Exhibit

Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."