Franco-American Collection

Maine Memory Network Grant Awarded

Madeline Giguere

The Franco-American Collection is pleased to announce the award of a Community Mobilization Grant by the Maine Historical Society, as part of its Maine Memory Network Project.

The award of $740 will be used to facilitate an upcoming exhibition of materials on Franco-American childhood, which will be displayed at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston.

The collection of artefacts, photographs and oral history accounts will also be digitized and displayed online at the Maine Memory Network's website. If you have childhood materials or memories that you would like to contirbute, please contact the Collection at 207-753-6545 or

More news on the upcoming exhibit will be released at a later date.  For more information on the other grantees for 2011, visit the Maine Historical Society's blog.

Winter/Spring Open Hours

We have new Tuesday evening hours!  During February and March, the Collection will be open on Tuesdays until 7:30 pm.  It will be closed between 4 and 5 on Tuesdays.

The Collection is generally open Monday-Thursday, from 9am - 4pm, although it will sometimes be closed to accommodate the Coordinator's schedule, especially in the mornings.  Call (753-6545) or e-mail ( before visiting if you wish to confirm that it will be open.

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