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French-Canadian Legacy podcast

Immigration history

Good questions were posed during my podcast interview with Jesse Martineau on the French-Canadian Legacy podcast.  In fact, the interview is now live at this site. We enjoyed an uplifting discussion about Franco-American identity. In the podcast, I was able to reflect about the history of Franco-Americans and cultural identity. Although I’m not a sociologist […]

Bienvenue a la Blaine House!

International guests at the Blaine House in Augusta host was Governor Janet Mills

Maine’s Franco-Americans are more than 25 percent of the state’s population.  Recognition for the Franco-American contributions to Maine’s history, language and culture were held on March 19, in Augusta, at the Blaine House Governor’s Mansion. Moreover, the ceremonies will re-convene, on May 16th, at the Augusta State House. International Francophonie Day (en francais Journée internationale de la […]

Snowshoes in Franco-American history and culture

Antique snowshoes

Even in the July heat, when Maine air temperatures hovered in the upper 90’s F, the thought of another winter is, always, only 6 months away.  Snow shoes (raquette à neige), relics of winters past, were a generous loan provided to me for the purpose of adding them to the archives and exhibits in the Franco-American […]