French and Irish immigrants to lead Canton lunch discussion Feb. 20
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:20 am

CANTON – The French and Irish in the North Country will be presented Feb. 20 at noon as part of the Patricia Harrington Carson Brown Bag Lunch program at 3 East Main St. Nearly 40 percent of St. Lawrence County residents identified themselves as having French, French-Canadian, or Irish ancestry in the 2000 census.

Johnson will discuss French and Irish immigrants in Canada and what motivated them to move south into the St. Lawrence River Valley.

Johnson has a PhD in American history from the University of Maine and is retired from SUNY Potsdam where he taught American and Canadian history for 30 years.

Bring your own lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA. Info: 386-8133 or info@slcha.org.