Franco-American Collection

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Franco-American Collection Spring 2014 Lecture Series

The Collection's 2014 Spring lecture series, coordinated with USM faculty, links the Franco-American past and present. Events in the series examine Franco-American politics, labor history, and gender roles, as well as Franco-Somali relations in the 21st century. The series is made possible by the University of Maine System's Diversity Committee.

Pejepscot Historical Society Winter/Spring Lecture Series to focus on Franco-Americans

The Pejepscot Historical Society, based in Brunwick, has announced two speaker series for winter/spring 2014: an evening lecture series on the theme of the French-Canadians who immigrated to the Brunswick area and elsewhere in Maine in the nineteenth century and a noontime “brown bag” series on a variety of local history topics.

HUM 460: Franco-American Community and Archive Work to be offered at USM Spring 2014

Collection Coordinator James Myall will be offering HUM 460 at the University of Southern Maine. The course is designed to allow distance learners across New England to participate by examining Franco-Americans in their local environment.

Winter Book Discussion Series, November - January

The Franco-American Collection will be hosting three authors at USM LAC as part of a winter book discussion series. Each session will include readings by the authors, discussion of their creative process, and time for questions from the audience.

"Sous Les Drapeaux: Under the Colors" Exhibit - November 12 through Dec 28.

The Collection is collaborating with Museum L/A on concurrent exhibits honoring the area's veterans.

Collection Receives Association Canado-Américaine Donation

An historic banner, photographs, charter documents and awards are among the items donated by the former Court #52 (Paul Fortier) of the Association Canado-Américaine.

Franco-American Collection Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

The Franco-American Collection celebrated its grand re-opening in much larger premises at USM LAC Saturday, October 5th, 2013. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was overseen by Andrea Quaid, district representative for U.S. Congressman Mike Michaud.

2013/4 Madeleine Giguère Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to Hattie Freye of New Gloucester (pictured) and Leah Jutras of Auburn - the awardees of this year's Madeleine Giguère Scholarship. Each will receive $1000 towards their studies at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College.

Collection receives Richelieu Donation

The Franco-American Collection recently received a donation of artifacts from the Lewiston chapter of Richelieu International, following its closure in 2010. The donation includes dozens of photographs and documents from the club's fifty-year history, as well as the official symbols of the organization, such as the club banner, collection bowl and chairman's gavel.

Maine Arts Commission and Maine Humanities Council Fund Event Series

The Franco-American Collection has been awarded $1,000 by the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council in a joint Maine Arts and Humanities Grant to fund an upcoming event series at the Collection.

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