LEWISTON – La Survivance Franaise will meet at Museum L-A, Museum of Labor and Industry in the Bates Mill Complex at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, instead of Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Multi-Purpose Center.

Members are to meet on the second floor above Davinci’s Restaurant on Canal Street where they will be greeted by Rachel Desgrosseilliers, executive director, and Alan Elze, a board member. Elze will give the group a tour of the museum while Desgrosseilliers will give them an update on the past, present and future of the museum.

She will speak on the efforts being made to collect, preserve and exhibit the history and historical artifacts of life in the mills, the shoe shops and brick-making, which chronicle L-A’s work history.

“It is important to listen, hear and learn from voices of our history. This helps us as a community to stay true to our personal and communal story so that future generations can take pride and learn from the culture that produced some of the world’s finest manufactured products and created a strong family-centered community,” said Desgrosseilliers.

Desgrosseilliers will touch on the educational program being developed that will be made available to schools and community and which will help continue to build a bond between generations.

The group will then go to mill #5 to view what the museum is facing in its efforts to save and preserve huge amounts of documents, photos and patterns as well as looms, equipment and screens. Refreshments will be served by Maybel Poulin.


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