Celebrate Franco Heritage - La Basilique Lewiston
The nomination by the Vatican of the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church in Lewiston as a basilica in 2004 and its inauguration in 2005 were important milestones for the Franco-American community. The elegant structure, which had recently been renovated, is a landmark in Lewiston.
Click on the following link to see Maine Memory Network's newest exhibit, "La Basilique Lewiston," which was created by Contributing Partner, the Franco-American Collection at Lewiston-Auburn College.
After reading the Basilica exhibit, check out the "Chinese in Maine" exhibit. The first day of the 15-day Chinese New Year celebration is Sunday, January 29. This exhibit is a good way to give that celebration more meaning as you examine some of the history of Maine's Chinese population.
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We hope you enjoy this new exhibit about the basilica and the people behind it.
The Maine Memory Network
The Maine Memory Network is a project of The Maine Historical Society