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.   
NOTE: Digital presentations through Zoom will occur on our normal meeting days and times (the second Saturday of the month, at 11:00 a.m. 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 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.  You can go to our FCHSM Facebook Page  ( for changes and further updates.
FCHSM Members - check your e-mails for a link to register for a Zoom Meeting 
or check our FB Page for a link:
Saturday, January 13, 2024 – 11:00 AM EST - Speaker Mark Walczynski, “Marquette’s 1673 Map: Places, Features and Issues”. The program will include information about villages that Marquette and Joliet visited, geographical features and a discussion of certain problems that exist between the famous map and Marquette’s written report. (Zoom Meeting) 
Saturday, February 10, 2024 – 11:00 AM EST – Speaker Judy Muhn, “DNA: How, Where and Why Should I Test?” (Zoom Meeting)
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 11:00 AM EST – Annual get Acquainted meeting. Please bring details of your earliest French-Canadian ancestor who lived in Michigan to share – Plan for in-person meeting at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library Main Branch (Romeo Plank Rd).
Saturday, April 13, 2024 – 11:00 AM EST – Speaker Guillaume Teasdale“Connections, Disconnections: The St.Lawrence Valley and the Detroit River Region in the Pre-Industrial Era.” (Hybrid In Person/Zoom Meeting) at the Mt. Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass Avenue, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043.
Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 11:00 AM - Speaker Erika Hartley, Update on Fort St. Joseph Excavation.  
Friday, May 17, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The ringing of the historic carillon bells and a tour of the Basilia of Ste. Anne de Detroit.  The restoration of the bells was made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Chicago Chapter of the French Heritage Society.  Ste Anne’s is located at 1000 Sainte Anne Street, Detroit, MI 48216.  The ceremony is free and open to the public.
Friday, May 17, 2024 - Sunday, May 19, 2004 - Fourth Annual French Heritage Corridor Conference in Detroit and Monroe, Michigan.  Click on the link to access details about the conference.
Saturday June 8, 2024 – 12:00 p.m. FCHSM day trip to the Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center, 5153 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864.
Please email either or   if you would like to attend.  Seating is limited.
12:00 PM - Arrival at Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center
  • Welcome and Setup: Gather at the Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center and set up for the day. This would be a great time to find a spot for the picnic later.
  • Brief Introduction: Start with a welcome note and a brief introduction to the day's activities.
12:30 PM - Presentation on Anishinaabe of the Great Lakes
  • Educational Presentation: Dive into a 1-hour presentation detailing the rich culture and history of the Anishinaabe people of the Great Lakes. This presentation promises to be insightful, providing valuable context and understanding of the local heritage.
1:30 PM - Lunch Break
  • Picnic Lunch: Enjoy a “bring your own lunch” picnic in the designated outdoor area. If the weather does not cooperate, there is an indoor option available. This is a perfect time for attendees to mingle and discuss the presentation while enjoying their meals.
2:30 PM - Jim LaLone Library Exploration
  • Library Access: After lunch, explore the Jim LaLone Library. This segment can be particularly meaningful as it is named in honor of a founding member of your society. Delve into his collection of records and books which could offer a deeper understanding of the region's history and culture.
Sunday, July 21, 2024–12:00 PM EST–The French Novena at the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Détroit, followed by a buffet in the upper hall. 
Saturday August 3 to Sunday August 4, 2024 - FCHSM Field Trip to the Fort St. Joseph Open House in Niles, Michigan.  Additional Details to Follow.
FCHSM is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Your financial support of the FCHSM is welcomed; donations beyond membership dues are tax deductible.