NH tourism office offers Franco-American tour

Posted Nov. 12, 2010, at 5:57 a.m.

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Visitors to Manchester can now learn more about the New Hampshire city’s Franco-American culture by following a self-guided tour.

The state Division of Travel and Tourism Development recently added the Franco-American Heritage Tour to its website. Stops include restaurants that serve traditional French fare as well as historical landmarks such as the Millyard Museum and the Franco-American Centre.

Tina Dittrich, the center’s director, says immigrants from Canada began arriving in Manchester in the late 1800s to work at the city’s textile mills, and their food, traditions and culture still can be observed today.