Wednesday, January 16, 2019

2019 The "Je me souviens" Project at Siena College

It's been almost 9 years ago when I started this FrancoAmericanGravy blog.  Although in the past 3 years I haven't added a lot of content, there are still many stories to tell.  I am always hopeful I will be able to find and share new stories of Franco-Americans in Cohoes and upstate New York.  Meanwhile others have picked up the cause.  Notably is Dr. Janet Shideler, faculty at Siena College in Loudonville, NY and recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Dr. Shideler is the founder and administrator of Je Me Souviens project to digitize artifacts and memorabilia of Franco-Americans from upstate New York. She was interviewed by Mountain Lakes, a PBS affiliate.

You can watch the interview here.

You can view the project here

Below is a video about the project:

Mountain Lakes PBS will be hosting an event with Dr. Shideler and the project.  They wrote: "North Country residents who are descendants of French-Canadian immigrants are being invited to gather in Plattsburg in early June to be part of the "Je Me Souviens" project.  Dr. Janet Shideler and her colleagues/students from Siena College will be here at our Mountain Lakes PBS studios on Sunday June 9th and again on Monday June 10th from 1- to - 6 pm.  Artifacts such as photos, letters, naturalization papers, military medals and even toys and household items will be scanned and posted to the New York Heritage Digital Collection online."

JUNE 9th and 10th 1- 6 pm



If you cannot make the even and would like to participate in the project, you can contact Janet Shideler at Siena College
Phone: 518-782-6769

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