Tag Archives: University of Southern Maine

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 […]

Franco-American distinguished speakers at May 23 Veterans Program

LEWISTON, ME-  Distinguished Franco-American Veterans and diplomats to speak at May 23, 2017 program at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College. It was an honor to present the May 23, 2017 Franco-Americans in International Service program speakers and public exhibits project at the Rotary Club of Lewiston Auburn Maine, with President Monique Roy. Highlights of […]

Franco-Americans: point of view supporting new immigrants

My letter in support of the University of Southern Maine forum on free speech and immigration, from a Franco-American point of view. On February 16th, the University of Southern Maine hosted a free speech forum titled “Alien Invasion: Fixing the Immigrant Crises“, with a presentation by Representative Lawrence Lockman, of Amherst, ME. Obviously, Representative Lockman presented […]