Tolland - posted Apr, 19 2013
TOLLAND - French-Canadian Immigration to New England will be described by the guest speaker at the spring membership meeting of the French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 27, in Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church on the Tolland Green in Tolland. The talk is open to the public and is free. Refreshments will be served. The speaker will be Leslie P. Choquette, Ph.D., of Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. Choquette is a professor of history, as well as professor of Francophone cultures, director of its French Institute and a prolific writer on the French in North America. Her talk will be about the 1.5 million French Canadians who came to New England, mostly between the 1840s and the 1930s, looking for work in the labor hungry textile mills and other industries.