Franco-American Collection


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.
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.
Lorraine Ouellette and Helene Sylvaine
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.
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.
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.
Collection Coordinator to Appear on Great Falls TV, channel 11 - 10am/9pm Mondays throughout October.
C'est Si Bon
USM's Franco-American Collection has recently received a substantial and generous donation of materials relating to the 'C'est Si Bon' band from one of its former members. Lionel Meservier has given the Collection items which span the group's thirty-year history, including photographs, albums (including several unique recordings of live sets) and awards and souvenirs from the many festivals in Maine, New England and Quebec at which the band performed.


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