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Historical Items

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Item 18392

St-Jean-Baptiste Day parade, Auburn, 1962

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1962 Location: Auburn Media: Photographic print

Item 18402

Alfred Auger as St-Jean-Baptiste, 1890

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1890 Location: Lewiston; Auburn Media: Photographic print

Item 18522

St-Jean-Baptiste portrayal, 1890

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1890 Location: Lewiston; Auburn; Poland Media: Oil

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?