Franco-American Collection

Vision Statement

The 2011/12 Board of Directors' annual retreat, was held November 21, 2011.  The Board constructed the following vision for the Collection in 2016:

By 2016, the Franco-American Collection:

  • Is well known by a wide spectrum of people as the best resource for Franco-American history, culture, literature and music.  The collection is busy and the activities are well attended.
  • Is a leader in building collaborations with related organizations.
  • Is well known for its exhibits at the collection, its travelling exhibits as well as its major themed exhibits.
  • Has highly visible and inviting space in connection with Lewiston Auburn College with room for exhibits and larger reading room and archival space.
  • Has a vibrant, engaged scholar doing research, teaching, publishing and programming.
  • Has a strong, stable endowment, a regular donor base and is actively pursues any available grants and can support a full time director.

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July Hours

The Collection will be open the first three weeks of July on Tues., Wed., and Thurs. from 10 until 4.  It will be closed for vacation the last week of July.  The Collection will re-open on August 1 with its regular Mon.-Thurs. schedule.

Call 207-753-6545 or email janet.roberts@maine.edu if you wish to arrange some other time to visit.

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