Tag Archives: Lewiston

Franco-American Veterans oral histories DVD

Kathryn Vanaria

Merci beaucoup Kathryn Vanaria! BANGOR, Me- In a 13 minute video, the highlights of three Franco-American veterans oral histories were creatively produced by the talented Katheryn Vanaria, who is the video creator for The Legacy Project, in Bangor. Vanaria created a composite version of oral histories given by three veterans for the Franco-American Collection (FAC), […]

Semaine de la Francophonie – Maine celebrates heritage

International Francophonie Day (French: Journée internationale de la Francophonie) is observed within the International Organization of La Francophonie‘s 77 member states to celebrate the French language and Francophone culture. There are over 274 million French speakers on Earth.  In Maine, the Franco-Americans are 25 percent of the state’s population with tens of thousands sharing the heritage through their […]

Franco-American veterans community program

Major Adam Cote

LEWISTON, Me- Franco-American veterans are the focus of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant with the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College (USM LAC) in Lewiston, at the Franco-American Collection (FAC).  In fact, the project is collecting and archiving the digitization of Franco-American veterans memorabilia, histories (including oral histories) and records.  Originals of […]