Franco-American COVID-19 Experiences in Maine


Franco-American COVID-19 Experiences in Maine


The Franco-American Collection is focused on gathering materials from people in Maine’s Franco-American community, and accepting submissions in both French and English. Materials can be digital or physical, and will be posted on the Franco-American Collection’s Digital Commons website.

The Franco-American COVID-19 Experiences in Maine Collection is comprised of items donated by Franco-Americans in the state of Maine during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020. If you are interested in donating your reflections, photographs, videos, blog posts or otherwise, please contact Anna Faherty at


Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine



Collection Items

George and Heidi Remy Christmas Letter
In this letter, from Christmas 2020, George and Heidi Remy reflect on all the changes COVID-19 has brought into the world and into their lives. They discuss the new words and phrases popularized since the onset of COVID, milestone reunions happening…

Quand l’envie de voir nos proches côtoie la résilience
Lise Pelletier, the Director of the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine Fort Kent, and her sister, Colette Pelletier Langevin, who lives across the border in New Brunswick, gave this interview to Radio-Canada reporter Janique LeBlanc on…

Jack O' Lantern Stuffed Peppers
For Halloween 2020, Juliana L'Heureux and her husband Richard got creative with their meal prep, creating Jack-O-Lantern style stuffed peppers. Juliana says:

"In the COVID-19 environment, we are preparing many more creative recipes at home, rather…
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