FRENCH TEACHER CONNECTIONS
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*Nat'l French Week
Why so many places in Wisconsin have a French name.
COMMUNITY FRANCOPHONE CONNECTIONS
Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn.
Adams, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Taylor, Vilas, Washara, Waupaca, Wood.
Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Winnebago.
Nala's Fromagerie in Bellevue (Green Bay).
Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, Vernon.
Le Chateau - La Crosse - French restaurant
Le Charmant - La Crosse - French restaurant
St. Germain dit Gauthier House: Restored French-Canadian pièce sur pièce house in Prairie du Chien, Crawford County. Contact PdC Historical Society for tours.
Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green Lake, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, LaFayette, Marquette, Rock, Sauk.
Tory Miller of L'étoile and Graze will do a lot of community outreach with the Madison area schools (and possibly anyone who contacts him).
There is also La Baguette on Mineral Point Rd., run by a French couple.
The Chazen usually has a docent who can do a tour in French. It has a nice collection of French art and often has temporary exhibits from France/Francophone countries
Someone from the UW gave a group of students from France a tour about WI Native American history along with the importance of the French fur traders in WI.
La Maison Française
Fromagination cheese shop
Fête de Marquette in July
WI Historical Society (lots of stuff on the Voyageurs/French in WI)
Cajun Fest in Mt. Horeb (brand new this year)
Also this is a great resource: http://whatsfrenchmadison.blogspot.com/
A lot of the area wineries (Wollersheim, Botham, etc.) do tours and such (of course), but they also invite community members to participate in the harvest. You kind of have to watch their websites to see the details but it's a fun, hard-working afternoon and can tie into a cultural lesson/experience.
Wisconsin Film Festival often has French/Francophone films, as does Sundance cinema in Madison
UW-Whitewater Language and Culture Day
WADOMA West African dance company
Mandjou Mara: West African djembefola, and griot(!) & Limyana Drum & Dance ensemble
UW-Madison African Studies program always has stuff going on too.
Dodge, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha.
Milwaukee Art Museum will do tours in French
Club Timbuktu restaurant (Milwaukee)
Kenosha, Racine, Walworth.
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