Franco-American Collection

News

Francophonie Logo
The Semaine de la Francophonie ("Week of the Francophone Community") is an annual celebration of French-speaking cultures around the world. March 20th is the international day of the Francophonie.
The Collection's 2014 Spring lecture series, coordinated with USM faculty, links the Franco-American past and present. Events in the series examine Franco-American politics, labor history, and gender roles, as well as Franco-Somali relations in the 21st century. The series is made possible by the University of Maine System's Diversity Committee.
Pejepscot Historical Society Logo
The Pejepscot Historical Society, based in Brunwick, has announced two speaker series for winter/spring 2014: an evening lecture series on the theme of the French-Canadians who immigrated to the Brunswick area and elsewhere in Maine in the nineteenth century and a noontime “brown bag” series on a variety of local history topics.
Collection Coordinator James Myall will be offering HUM 460 at the University of Southern Maine. The course is designed to allow distance learners across New England to participate by examining Franco-Americans in their local environment.
The Franco-American Collection will be hosting three authors at USM LAC as part of a winter book discussion series. Each session will include readings by the authors, discussion of their creative process, and time for questions from the audience.
Funeral of Edmond Leblond, St. Louis Church, Auburn, 1918
The Collection is collaborating with Museum L/A on concurrent exhibits honoring the area's veterans.
Left to right: ACA Treasurer Maurice Dubois, Secretary Jeanne Poulin, Regent Doloris Poirier, Collection Coordinator James Myall, and Orator Therese Banks (holding a photo of her father Charles Legaré, a former president of the society).
An historic banner, photographs, charter documents and awards are among the items donated by the former Court #52 (Paul Fortier) of the Association Canado-Américaine.
The Franco-American Collection celebrated its grand re-opening in much larger premises at USM LAC Saturday, October 5th, 2013. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was overseen by Andrea Quaid, district representative for U.S. Congressman Mike Michaud.
 Gabe Couture, Collection Coordinator James Myall, Hattie Freye, Maureen Perry,
Congratulations to Hattie Freye of New Gloucester (pictured) and Leah Jutras of Auburn - the awardees of this year's Madeleine Giguère Scholarship. Each will receive $1000 towards their studies at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College.
Club Richelieu Donors
The Franco-American Collection recently received a donation of artifacts from the Lewiston chapter of Richelieu International, following its closure in 2010. The donation includes dozens of photographs and documents from the club's fifty-year history, as well as the official symbols of the organization, such as the club banner, collection bowl and chairman's gavel.

Pages

Subscribe to University of Southern Maine > Franco-American Collection > News

Giving to the Collection

The operation of the Franco-American Collection, its educational programs and the preservation of its materials are dependent on your generosity. 

Find out more about giving to the Collection through the University of Southern Maine. 

Please select "specific College/school funds", followed by "other", and specifiy "Franco-American Collection" to direct your donation correctly.

Learn More

Connect With Us