Grant to Preserve Collection of Historic Maps
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.
Latest Issue of Le Bulletin Released
The Winter 2012/13 issue of Le Bulletin is now available to read!
Collection Coordinator on Blunt Youth Radio
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.
Collection Coordinator Testifies before Legislative Task Force
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.
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.