Happy Saint John’s Day! If that phrase doesn’t immediately strike a chord with you, don’t feel too bad; you’re not alone. June 24th is not widely celebrated outside Quebec, where it goes by the secular name of the Fête Nationale (“National Holiday”) – but for more than a century, towns and cities across Maine and […]
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.