All posts by Juliana L'Heureux

Juliana L'Heureux

About Juliana L'Heureux

Juliana L’Heureux is a free lance writer who publishes news, blogs and articles about Franco-Americans and the French culture. She has written about the culture in weekly and bi-weekly articles, for the past 30 years.

Follow Franco-American history by visiting Maine rivers

Brunswick-Topsham Landtrust

French-Canadian immigration into New England during the last two centuries (1830s-1950s) is also a story about rivers. Tens of thousands of immigrants from French Canada found their way into New England’s cities and towns where the growth of textiles and shoe mills needed workers. Those mills were located where access to water provided hydropower. An […]

More historic Acadian news from Canada Parks

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino

Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil was designated as a national historic person in 2022. Lucie LeBlanc Consentino is the host of the Acadian and French-Canadian Genealogy and History social media page. Recently, she shared a news release about Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil, authored by Parks Canada. This historic Acadian leader helped to relocate many of the […]

Author Mark Leslie to speak in Biddeford on August 17

Tice's Story

The Underground Railroad in Maine: Great Risks, Great Rewards. Biddeford, Maine area families put their lives and fortunes in jeopardy to help fugitive slaves to escape. This program is a terrific opportunity to learn about local history.  Pro-and antislavery forces were adamant and unwavering in the Biddeford-Saco area in the 1800’s, making for a dangerous time for […]

Franco-American writer Annick de Bellefeuille is writing the Woonsocket Trilogy

University of Maine in Orono

“Rassemblement” is a gathering of Franco American artists, writers, and creative students and academics sponsored by the University of Maine in Orono, at the Franco-American Centre.. During the past several years at the University of Maine in Orono’s Franco Centre, Susan Pinette and Lisa Michaud have hosted this seminar where creative Franco-Americans have the friendly […]