Tag Archives: Brunswick Maine

Franco-American history- Androscoggin River Swinging Bridge

Friends visit the Androscoggin River Swinging Bridge

BRUNSWICK, Me- It’s always a pleasure to visit the picturesque Androscoggin River Swinging Bridge, located in a small historic park off of Route 1,  when driving through Brunswick, Maine.  Indeed, my husband and I enjoy taking visitors to see the bridge, because it’s an opportunity to teach them a little about Franco-American history. Civil engineers […]

Documentary about Les Filles du Roi- Daughters of the King

Ursuline Nuns welcome Les Filles du Roi

Two-thirds of French Canadians are descended from 800 women who arrived in New France in the 1660s. They are collectives known to history as Les Filles du Roi (Daughters of the King).  Gerard Dennison alerted me to the Canadian Broadcast (CBC) documentary about their important contributions to the population growth and social development of New […]

Franco-American memorial for Father Normand Carpentier

He was a gentle spirit who was very proud to be a Franco-American. We met Father Normand E. Carpentier when he was an assistant pastor at All Saints Parish, in Brunwick, ME. At one time, he was a guest of the local French group, a gathering of 8 friends who continue to meet for lunch, […]