The History of the French in San Francisco

Wednesday, November 07, 2012
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Lone Mountain Main 100 - Handlery Room
Event Type
Events and Lectures
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Jacobs, Shanley Brooke
422-2802
Department
Modern and Classical Languages

The French Studies program at USF presents:
THE HISTORY OF THE FRENCH IN SAN FRANCISCO

In this presentation Father Etienne Siffert of the Notre Dame des Victoires church will address the arrival of the major French families in San Francisco and will trace the role that the French have played in San Francisco from the mid-nineteenth century up to today.  He will focus, among other things, on the regions that the various families came from and will pay particular attention to the Béarnais and the vehicles they continue to use to celebrate their origins.  Audience members will have an opportunity to mingle with individuals whose families have long histories in San Francisco while enjoying refreshments.  The talk will be conducted in English.

Father Siffert is the resident historian at Notre Dame des Victoires and is the author of Notre Dame Des Victoires, San Francisco 1856 - 2006. 

For more information, please contact the Modern and Classical Languages Department at x2802.

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