The French-American Heritage Foundation of Minnesota

  • The French-American Heritage Foundation was founded to promote French-American Heritage in Minnesota and to host French-Heritage  events and provide educational resources to those interested in their French Heritage .
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    St. Anthony Falls as they appeared to Father Louis Hennepin in 1680. Picture by Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)

    We need donations in order to survive.  Groups and individuals of French-language, French-cultures, and the many French heritages of the world, and those interested in promoting and preserving this heritage, are welcomed and encouraged to contribute. Your entire membership gift will be used to promote the mission of the Foundation.   All donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible. The Foundation has five books available to purchase. More information on these books is described in the library section of this website under books. All net Proceeds from the sale of these books help fund the Foundation activities. These books are titled “They Spoke French, French Heritage in Minnesota.”  You may purchase this book at this website address Also for sale is “In the beginning, there was a Chapel.” You may purchase this book at this website address:  Finally, three volumes of “Chez Nous” are for sale and you may purchase these books at the website addresses and and

    Please indicate your –or your group’s —interest on the membership form.

  • If interested in Minnesota French Heritage Education Classes, see the Events page under News and Events Menu.

Upcoming Events

1/27/18 Virgil Benoit’s Event @ Shoreview Community Library (2 pm-4:30 pm)

                                                                                                                             3/15/18 Charles Coulomb (pending)

                                                                                                                             4/11/18 French & Metis Communities of the Mississippi River (Jane Peck and Mary Antoine)

                                                                                                                             4/15/18 Urban Expeditions @ Landmark Center

6/24/18 Fete St. Jean Baptiste

                                                                                                                             7/15/18 Bastille Day

                                                                                                                             8/15/18 Acadian Deportations by Dr. Marty Guidry