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A Taste of the Old Country in the New: Franco-Americans of Manchester

May 4th, 2022 · 2 Comments · Author Talk, City Library, Events, Local History, Main Branch, Uncategorized, Virtual Programs

The Manchester City Library invites you to an informative look at Franco-American history here in Manchester on Tuesday, May 10th at 6pm! We will be hosting this program both in-person and virtually.

Manchester is just one example of the many industrial cities that attracted immigrants from Quebec in numbers large enough to warrant the creation and maintenance of an infrastructure of religious, educational, social, cultural, and commercial institutions that helped preserve this community’s language and traditions. Robert b. Perreault shares stories about life in one of America’s major Franco-American centers.

Robert B. Perreault has worked as a research assistant/oral history interviewer, librarian/archivist, freelance writer, historical tour guide, public speaker, photographer, and conversational French teacher to promote Manchester’s history and New England’s Franco-American culture since 1973. Perreault holds an MA in French with specialization in New England Franco-American studies from Rhode Island College and an MFA in Creative Writing/Fiction from SNHU. In June 2012, Manchester’s Centre Franco-American named him “Franco-American of the Year.”

For questions, call Caitlin at 603-624-6550 x3320 or email [email protected]

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID, we ask that all attendees wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, and maintain a distance of 6 feet from other attendees. To ensure your seat, please sign up!

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2 Comments so far ↓

  • Ann G. Forcier

    Found out about this today. Just wondered if it was recorded and might be available to see online.
    Thank you.

  • Yvonne

    Hello Ann,

    It was recorded but is not available quite yet. Please e-mail Caitlin at [email protected] for more information as to when it will be available for viewing. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

    Yvonne Loomis
    Reference Librarian
    Manchester City Library