Franco-American Collection

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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.

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.

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