$15 – $26.50

Bridging the Gaps Mission Day

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Biddeford Middle School

25 Tiger Drive

Biddeford, Maine 04005

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Event description


Biddeford Cultural and Heritage Center (BCHC) is proud to be hosting their first mission day called "Bridging the Gaps." This event will be held at Biddeford Middle School 25 Tiger Drive Biddeford, Maine 04005 on Saturday, October 12th from 8 am - 5 pm.

Event offerings will include a choice of presentations and workshops, preservation scanning, local vendors and much more. We hope you can join us as we learn about and celebrate our culture, heritage and history.

Speakers and presentations are as follows :

The Village of Chouacoet and the Woodland Period on Saco Bay - Dr. Arthur Anderson

Why Write About Franco-Americans in Their Dialect and What Does It Mean to the Franco-Phone? - Dr. Norman Beaupre

Preservation Basics for Family History Collections - Renee DesRoberts

Introduction to Oral History Methodology - Molly Graham

Finding the Pieces to Your Acadian Puzzle - Robert Gumlaw

Beginning Your Genealogy and Family History Journey - Robert Gumlaw

Indian Wars and Their Effect on the Biddeford-Saco Community - The Causes, Battles and Long Term Results - Paul McDonough

How Were French-Canadian Immigrants Received in the United States? - David Vermette

More info on the courses and speakers can be found on the website at https://www.biddefordculturalandheritagecenter.org

BCHC is also pleased to offer a lunch option at an extra cost for those who would prefer to have lunch on site. Lunch selections must be preordered by September 15th, 2019.

Part & Parcel is new in town and getting rave reviews. With fresh, delicious sandwiches and healthy food choices it is sure to become a staple in the city for years to come.

Be sure to make your lunch selections on the order form if you so desire and don't forget to choose which presentations you would like to see.

This is one event you don't want to miss and be sure to bring your friends with you!


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is free.

Directions are as folows:

Take interstate 95 ( Miane Turnpike) to exit 32.
Go through the toll booth and straight through the next 2 lights, crossing Route 111 and Route 1.
After crossing Route 1, the street curves to the right, and ends at a stop sign at a T-intersection.
Turn left at the stop sign onto Landry Street.
Go a short distance, and turn left onto Hill Street.
Continue on Hill Street past the Public Works Department. Watch for the Biddeford Middle School sign on the right.
Turn right and continue down the drive to the Middle School. Biddeford Middle School is located behind the Intermediate School.

What can I bring into the event?

You may bring lunch,computer camera, etc. at your own risk. BCHC is not responsible for items lost.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please call 207-283-3993, email to bchc04005@gmail.com or contact us via our website https://www.biddefordculturalandheritagecenter.org with any questions or concerns.

What's the refund policy?

Attendees can receive refunds up to 30 days before the event start date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not have to bring your ticket, although it is strongly encouraged. If you do not have a ticket, please be prepared with a picture ID.

Can I update my registration information?

Feel free to change registration information if needed. If there is a problem, be sure to contact us via email or phone.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If you are unable to attend and would like to have someone else attend in your place, you will need to notify us in advance as we will be looking at tickets and/or picture ID's when checking in a person.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Tickets should match the name of those who signed up to attend. Please notify us via email or by phone should someone else attend in your place. We will require an ID at check-in.

  • Dr. Arthur Anderson

    Dr. Arthur Anderson

    University of New England Archaeologist and Professor in UNE's Department of Society Culture and Languages
  • Dr. Norman Beaupre

    Dr. Norman Beaupre

    University of New England, Retired Professor Emeritus of University of New England, Author
  • Renee DesRoberts

    Renee DesRoberts

    McArthur Library Special Collections Librarian, Archivist
  • Molly Graham

    Molly Graham

    Voices Oral History Archives Oral Historian and Documentarian
  • Robert Gumlaw

    Robert Gumlaw

    American-French Genealogical Society President of AFGS, Genealogist
  • Paul McDonough

    Paul McDonough

    Biddeford Historical Society BHS Board Member, Educator
  • David Vermette

    David Vermette

    Author of " A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans" Author, Researcher, Blogger, Editor

Share with friends

Date and Time


Biddeford Middle School

25 Tiger Drive

Biddeford, Maine 04005

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Save This Event

Event Saved