French Heritage Education Classes

2015 Minnesota History with a French Accent– This four week course will cover as follows: Week One: Minnesota’s early French Explorers, Pioneers and Metis and Fur Traders; Week Two: Minnesota’s Early Settlers; Week Three: Ethnic Tensions facing French in Minnesota, and Week Four: The Richness of our French-American Heritage in Minnesota.  Classes will be held April 13 to May 4th and again on Tuesday evenings from November 3rd to November 24th, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Lake Harriet School, 4912 Vincent Ave South, Minneapolis.

Classes were held  on June 5, 12, 19 and 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Washburn Library in Minneapolis, 5244 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Instructors will be Jerry Foley, Mark Labine, Pierre Girard, and Dick Bernard.

To register for these classes, please contact the following

Lake Harriet School Class in April: Gary Wineman, Community School Coordinator email:, Lake Harriet Adult Enrichment Programs, Minneapolis Community Education |Minneapolis Public Schools p:  612.668.3330  |  f:  612.668.3320

Washburn Library Class in June: Patricia Hastreiter, Coordinator, email: Minneapolis Community Education Enrichment Program, The Minneapolis program website is  Patricia’s phone number is 612-668-5095.


2016 Minnesota History with a French Accent 

March 1, 8, 15 and 22: Nokomis Library at 5100 34th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN  55417.  Contact persons to register for classes are Patricia Hastreiter at or Amy McNally, Senior Librarian,

October 3 to 24: Maple Grove “Minnesota with French Accent” classes at the Maplewood Community CenterFour classes from 10 a.m. to noon.  Please contact  Linda Moser ( and Judy Lambert  (

 November 8 to November 29: North St. Paul “Minnesota with French Accent”  classes at the Gladstone Senior CenterFour classes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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Sept. 5, Oct. 17, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5:  Minnesota with a French Accent Classes. St. Michael/Albertville Senior Center-(Crow River Senior Center) 11800 Town Center Drive NE, Suite 200, St.
Michael, 55376.  Time: Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon. To register contact Heidi Dehmer at 763-497-6550. Website is
Sept. 20 and 27 and Oct. 4 and 11:  September 20 to October 11th- Minnesota with a French Accent Classes: Handke Center, 1170 Main Street, Elk River, MN 55330, Room 107, Door 5. Time: Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To register contact Jay Grammond at 763-241-3520. Website at communityed@728.Org. Class fee $30.Elk River.  Wednesday evenings
Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24:  Minnesota with a French Accent Classes. Eagan Blackhawk Middle School, 15180 Canada Ave, Rosemount, MN 55068: Time: Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Contact person: Matt McCabe. Class fee: $45. To register contact Matt McCabe, Adult Services Coordinator at 651-423-7925. Website
Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27:  Minnesota with a French Accent Classes. Osseo Middle School, 10223 93rd Ave North, Maple Grove, MN. Time: Monday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. To register contact Rob Sturdy at 763-391-7119 at 763-391-7119. Website is Class fee $30.

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