Tag Archives: Doris Bonneau

History of Lewiston’s Bonneau Markets on display

Doris Bonneau

French-Canadian immigrants arrived in Lewiston and Androscoggin County communities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, to provide labor for the growing industrial mills in the area. Along with their excellent work ethic and often tireless mill labor, they also brought entrepreneurs like Victor and Lucien Bonneau.  When the brothers came to Lewiston as […]

Adieu Consul General of France in Boston Valéry Freland

Severin Beliveau Valery Freland and Doris Bonneau

AUGUSTA, Me- Franco-Americans have enjoyed the support and friendship of Valéry Freland, a diplomat who has served for three years as the Consul General of France in Boston.  At a July 17, reception, the representatives from Maine’s Franco-American communities and state leaders gathered at a reception hosted by Severin Beliveu, at the law offices of […]

Franco-American appreciation to NEH and William Adams

Joseph LePage and Doris Bonneau with plank owner certificate

LEWISTON, Me– A well attended veterans exhibit and program was hosted by the Franco-American Collection on May 23rd, at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College (USM LAC), with the support from a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant.  In fact, the NEH grant made the collection and digitization of a century’s worth […]

A la mémoire de nos ancêtres- Mercedes Gastonguay

Consulate General and Doris Bonneau

Consul General of France in Boston Valéry Freland was in Lewiston ME on Thursday March 16, to celebrate La Semaine de la Francophonie (Week in Celebration of the Francos).  During a meeting with board members of the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College-Franco-American Collection (USM LAC FAC), the President Doris Bonneau presented the Consulate […]