French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
P.O. Box 1900, Royal Oak, 48068-1900
French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan meetings are free and open to the public.   Pre Covid-19, our meetings were held at the Mount Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass Avenue, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043, but are not sponsored by the Library.  The Libary is currently under a complete reconstruction.  We will place a notice on this page and on our FB page when in-person meetings resume.
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the previous meeting dates and locations for the year have been cancelled. At this time, we still do not have access to the meeting space at the Mt. Clemens Library, and it is undetermined how long that status will remain.  Instead, we will be offering some digital presentations through Zoom, which will occur on our normal meeting days and times (the second Saturday of the month, at 11:00am EST).  To attend the Zoom Presentations, check your email for registration links sent from the French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan.  If you currently do not have an email associated with your account, but you would like to participate in the Zoom meetings, please make sure you include an email address either on your renewal membership form (included inside this journal), or on your online membership form, if you renew on our website.   To update your account with an email address immediately, you can also send a message to:
Shown below are the Zoom presenters and their topic of discussion for the month.  For additional information on our upcoming presentations and meetings, please check our website (  You can also go to our FCHSM Facebook Page  ( for changes and further updates.
Saturday, January 9, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. Zoom Speaker: Loraine DiCerbo. “How to Establish a Trade Network in the 18th Century: Lessons Learned from the Chevalier Family”. Announcement of elected Officers for 2021 Board.
Saturday, February 13, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. Zoom Speaker: Barb Barton. “Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan”.
Saturday, March 13, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. Annual get Acquainted meeting (Zoom).
Saturday, April 10, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. Speaker: Guillaume Teasdale. (Zoom).
Saturday, May 8, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. Speaker: Judy Nimer Muhn. “No Dead Ends: Finding Your Way Through Family Road Blocks” (Zoom).
Sunday, July 25, 2021 - Noon - The Novena Mass at the Basilica of Ste. Anne, 1000 Sainte Anne Street, Detroit, MI 48216.
Saturday, July 31 and Sunday August 1, 2021 – Le Rendez-vous du Détroit. Taking place at Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48209. 

Saturday, September 11, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. FCHSM Annual Potluck, Lac St. Clair Metropark. CANCELLED due to the spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19.  Replaced by a Zoom Get-Acquainted Meeting at 11:00 EST.
Saturday, October 9, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. EST Speaker: José Brandão. “French in the Great Lakes Region”. (Zoom Meeting).

Saturday, November 13, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. EST Speaker: Michael McCafferty. “Old Facts and New Discoveries along a Historic French Trade Route – To and Across the Kankakee Portage from St. Joseph.” (Zoom Meeting)
Saturday, January 8, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. EST Speaker: Mark Walczynski. “Louis Jolliet and Robert Cavalier Sieur de la Salle – a rivalry for the Western Trade”. (Zoom Meeting)
Saturday, February 12, 2022 – 11:00 a.m.  EST Speaker: Joseph Gagné.  “Accustomed to carrying a burden: French female camp followers during the seven years war”. (Zoom Meeting)
Saturday, March 12, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. EST. Annual “Get Acquainted Meeting”. Location TBD
FCHSM is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organizationYour financial support of the FCHSM is welcomed and donations beyond membership dues are tax deductible.