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This collection consists of seven colored postcards and one colored magazine clipping depicting paintings by Mr. Claude Picard. Six of the postcards are a representation of paintings illustrating the Deportation and losses of the Acadians from their lands. They hang in the Grand-Pré Memorial Church at Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia, One postcard is of a Christmas Nativity scene at the Cathedral in Edmundston, New Brunswick that Mr. Picard painted. Not dated. The colored magazine clipping is of a fresco titled La vie au Madawaska 1785-1985 which is located at the Edmundston City Hall.

Date(s)
1985 to 2005
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Irene Coady was born Irene Labreque in Salem, Massachusetts in 1933. Her parents, who had come to Lewiston from Quebec, moved back to Lewiston during her childhood. In this interview she talks about the importance of music to her heritage and her family's Christmas traditions. She also talks candidly about her experience at an orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity in Lawrence, Massachusetts. This interview was recorded with the assistance of Story Bank Maine. Also included: transcript and photograph.

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2010-12-12
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The International Snowshoe Convention was held in Lewiston, Maine, on February 2nd-3rd, 1950. The collection currently holds two silent films covering events from the Convention. Part 1 includes coverage of the coronation ball, ice palace, and athletics competitions. Part 2 includes coverage of the parade, mass at SS. Peter and Paul Church, and the bean supper.

Date(s)
1950-02
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