Rhea Côté Robbins, a Franco-American native of Waterville, will discuss the importance of learning about Franco-American culture and history in Maine at the Exploring Women’s Testimony conference to be held Oct. 8-10 at Colby and the University of Maine at Augusta.

“Understanding the legacy of the presence of the Franco-Americans in Maine offers the entire community a deeper knowledge of the true story of the state,” Robbins said. “There is not enough of this learning going on now in Maine.”

She will present in a panel Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at Colby.