If you are of a descendant of Franco-Americans from Cohoes, NY, this event may interest you. On June 24th, 2018 at the Harmony Mills you can bring family artifacts, photos, treasures and more to be memorialized in the New York Heritage Digital Collection. Listen to the songs of Josee Vachon and hear from a speaker, Cynthia Fox, about Franco-Americans in Cohoes. MAKE A RESERVATION by CALLING 518-782-6769.
Details from the organizer, Ms Janet Shideler of Siena College, are below:
"With generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), on June 24, 2018, faculty and students from Siena College and their partners from the Spindle City Historic Society will host an event to preserve and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Franco-Americans in upstate New York. A free performance by renowned singer/songwriter Josée Vachon and a lecture by University at Albany professor Cynthia Fox will be held at Harmony Mills Lofts in Cohoes in order to preserve and subsequently present the story of Francos and the French-Canadian families of which they are the descendants. Digitization stations for preserving historic artifacts brought to us by Franco-Americans will be open from 12 noon to 3 PM; the lecture at performance begin at 1 PM.