French Heritage Corridor

The French Heritage Corridor initiative comprises seven states in the Midwest (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). This network, joined by waterways connecting with the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes, transcends borders to recreate in the Midwest what was once la Nouvelle France.

While French history and heritage of eastern Canada and of Louisiana is typically well known and understood by the general public, the region comprising the French Heritage Corridor which lies between them is not as universally appreciated.

The French Heritage Corridor is dedicated to developing synergy and raising the collective awareness about the rich French history and heritage that has, since the 17th century, melded with the vibrant multicultural landscape in what is today the Midwestern United States.

Discover French Heritage Sites in the Midwest

Click on the legend items to see the locations.

For General Information about FHC

Lisa Kahn
Director French Heritage Corridor Initiative
fhschicago@frenchheritagesociety.org

The 7 FHC Ambassadors

(IA) Ceil Miller-Bouchet
ceilmillerbouchet@gmail.com

(IL) James Paul
jpaul764@hotmail.com

(IN) J.Colby Bartlett
cbartlett@ouiatenon.org

(MI) Michael Nassaney
michael.nassaney@wmich.edu

(MN) Rob Mann
rmann@stcloudstate.edu

(MO) Tandy Thompson
tctetal@gmail.com

(WI) Mary Elise Antoine
antoine@mhtc.net

French Heritage Corridor Events