Date(s) - 05/12/2016
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dana Center Lecture Room


The Cabot Mill and Brunswick, Maine’s Franco-Americans

Presented by David Vermette (Maryland), in ENGLISH


David Vermette, Franco-American researcher, writer and blogger, details the development of the Franco-American community in Brunswick, Maine and the history of the textile mill that began to bring French-Canadians to Brunswick in the mid-19th century:

  • Reasons for the exodus from rural Québec
  • Chain migration from L’Islet, QC to Brunswick
  • Conditions in the company-owned housing
  • The background of the Boston Brahmin mill owners
  • The steps the Franco-Americans took to improve their lot in adverse conditions

This talk includes research and graphics never before published.