Franco-American Collection


Aurore: My Franco-American Mother book reading covered by Rachel Morin

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​.

Franco Collection featured in University of Maine's 'Making a Difference'

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.

New Online Exhibit

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.

Collection featured in Portland Press Herald column

The Franco-American Collection and its coordinator, James Myall, were the subjects of a recent column by Portland Press Herald writer Juliana L'Heureux.

French-Canadian song workshop with Bourque duo at USM LAC

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.

Local Story-teller, Franco Organizations Team Up for French Heritage Language Program

The Franco-American Heritage Center and the University of Southern Maine’s Franco-American Collection kick-started a pilot program for local schools by co-sponsoring a visit by renowned Lewiston story-teller Michael Parent to Sherwood Heights School in Auburn on November 18.

French Sing-Along - 12/12 (D'Youville Pavillion)

The University of Southern Maine’s Franco-American Collection will be bringing its popular French-language sing-along to the d’Youville Pavilion at St Mary’s Regional Health Center, Monday December 1:30-2:30 PM.

French Sing-Along - 11/16

The public and all ages are invited to join The University of Southern Maine’s Franco-American Collection at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16 for an hour of songs, jigs and reels. The event takes place in room 170 of USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College.

Maine Memory Network Grant Awarded

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.

Collection Coordinator to Appear on Great Falls TV

Collection Coordinator to Appear on Great Falls TV, channel 11 - 10am/9pm Mondays throughout October.