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Hidden French Foundations of North America

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April 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Hidden French Foundations of North America will be the topic of a The Vermont Genealogy Library presentation April 13 by Suzanne Blanchard. Discover the surprising hidden French foundations of North America, north to south, ocean to ocean. Delve into the rich Franco-American history of North America and learn how your own family may have played a part in its expansion throughout different eras. From the courageous voyages of Verrazano in 1524, to the pioneering efforts of Champlain in the St. Lawrence Valley, to the influx of Huguenots from the 17th century all the way to the 19th century.

Explore the tumultuous events of the Acadian Grand Derangement and the fight for American independence. We will also delve into the Louisiana territory under France and Spain, the Quebec Grand Hemorrhage, and breathtaking westward exploration, exploitation, and expansion. Our ultimate goal is to meticulously map French exploration, trade, and settlement that occurred throughout North America from 1524 to 1845. This will be a ZOOM webinar from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Cost is $10. For more information and registration, go to vtgenlib.org.


April 13
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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