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Historical Items

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Item 18374

Interior of Saints Peter and Paul Church, Lewiston, 2004

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 2004 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 9683

Restoration on Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Lewiston, ca. 1995

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1995 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 9679

Front entrances of Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Lewiston, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1970 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Exhibits

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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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La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.