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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.
James Myall with donor John Myrand
The Franco-American Collection will receive $1000 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, through a grant administered by the Maine Historical Records Advisory Board, to preserve a large donation of maps from the estate of the late Vincent Leblanc, an engineer and surveyor.
The Winter 2012/13 issue of Le Bulletin is now available to read!
Collection Coordinator James Myall appeared on Blunt Youth Radio, broadcast on WMPG, Portland, Maine's community radio station, as part of an hour-long program on Franco-Americans.
Maine State House
Collection Coordinator James Myall testified before a State of Maine Legislative Task Force on Franco-Americans September 26, presenting statistical information on Franco-Americans gathered from the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey.
If you missed August 31st's successful book reading and discussion of ​Aurore: My Franco-American Mother ​with author Marguerite Roy, you can relive it through the column penned by local journalist Rachel Morin for the Lewiston ​Twin City Times​.
The Collection's new online exhibit, ​From French Canadians to Franco-Americans​, was featured in August's edition of ​Making a Difference​, the monthly newsletter of the University of Maine System.
St Peter's School, Class of 1910
The Franco-American Collection has created a new online exhibit From French Canadians to Franco-Americans, funded by a grant from the Maine Historical Society.
Maine Journalist Juliana L'Heureux
The Franco-American Collection and its coordinator, James Myall, were the subjects of a recent column by Portland Press Herald writer Juliana L'Heureux.
Benoit and Antoine Borque
More than 40 people gathered at the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College on May 19 for a song workshop led by French Canadian folk artists Benoit and Antoine Bourque.

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