Mountain Lake PBS is happy to be hosting the Franco-American Heritage Project, an ongoing project aimed at preserving New York’s Franco-American heritage.

Stop by the MLPBS station to take part on June 9th and June 10th.

From the project organizers:

Share your heritage as a descendant of French Canadians who made upstate New York their home! Tell the story of your family, your community, and your culture! We invite you to bring an artifact for digitization to Mountain Lake PBS on June 9th and June 10th.

Here’s how it works: We will scan and/or photograph items that you own and that are significant to your Franco-American heritage: immigration and naturalization papers, family photos, recipes, toys, religious medals, newspaper clippings, needlework, sheet music, bobbins, spindles, medals for military service… anything that helps tell your Franco-American story. We will ask you for details about the item(s) and ask you to sign a permission form allowing us to include a digitized image of your artifact in our collection housed at the New York Heritage Digital Collections. Then you will receive your object(s) back of course, along with a flash drive of the digitized images. (Please note that for copyright reasons, we cannot include the following: Ancestry.com documents, printouts generated by a library or archive and most newspaper articles.)

View the full collection here.