A bitterly cold February evening in Maine – the snow is swirling around the lacrosse players as I walk into the brick-clad Benjamin Mays Arts Center at Bates College in Lewiston. It doesn’t sound like the likeliest setting for a discussion of Maine’s vibrant and multicultural Francophone community. But the showcase of student films by […]
While I currently work for an Augusta-based non-profit, I spent four years as the Coordinator of the Franco-American Collection at the University of Southern Maine. In 2015, I co-authored "The Franco-Americans of Lewiston-Auburn," a general history of that population from 1850 to the present. I was also a consultant for the State Legislative Task Force on Franco-Americans in 2012. I live in Topsham with my wife and two young daughters.