About the Franco Center

We are Le Centre D’Heritage Franco-Americain. The Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston, ME, USA. We believe history and heritage are action verbs, just like community and neighbor. We practice these by engaging members of our community young and old to share their experiences and traditions, so we might all benefit from them.

We’re a performing arts organization that celebrates our Franco-American Heritage; a legacy handed to us by generations of our brave ancestors who relocated here from France, from Quebec, and from all across the globe. We present the best in symphonic music, solo instrumentalists, chorales and choirs, and contemporary music. We have a wildly successful theme night series, as well as more informal nightclub performances.

Founded in the year 2000, the FAHC is a 501©3 non profit organization governed by a 15 member volunteer Board of Directors. Twenty five percent (25%) of all programming is of a French nature in order to preserve and keep the rich culture, traditions, music, cuisine, language and heritage alive and to celebrate the “Joie de Vivre” spirit of the Franco-Americans.

Upcoming Performances

  • Mar
    27

    New York Funk Exchange

    Heritage Hall

    Mar 27 - Mar 27

    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Lewiston native Serena Fortier (top) brings the New York Funk Exchange to L/A for a visit on March 28th. Missing this show without a doctor's note would lead reasonable people to question your priorities.

    Lewiston native Serena Fortier (top) brings the New York Funk Exchange to L/A for a visit on March 27th. Missing this show without a doctor’s note would lead reasonable people to question your priorities.

    The New York Funk Exchange is a 9-piece original funk/soul band hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Since its inception in 2007, the NYFE has played more than 200 electrifying live shows all over the United States, sharing the stage with artists like Fred Wesley &

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  • Mar
    28

    The Maine Music Society Presents Requiems by Fauré & Duruflé

    Performance Hall

    Mar 28 - Mar 28

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    It will be such a profound joy to present these requiems by two French composers, Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé, whose works have moved audiences around the world. The two pieces are frequently paired in concert because they complement each other so well.

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  • Mar
    29

    The Maine Music Society Presents Requiems by Faure & Durufle

    Performance Hall

    Mar 29 - Mar 29

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    It will be such a profound joy to present these requiems by two French composers, Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé, whose works have moved audiences around the world. The two pieces are frequently paired in concert because they complement each other so well.

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  • Apr
    3

    L/A Arts Awards Dinner

    Heritage Hall

    Apr 3 - Apr 3

    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Enjoy dinner, dancing and local arts at L/A Arts ‘Night of Stars Gala” with a social hour, dinner, awards and live music

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  • Apr
    9

    Emerge Film Festival 2015

    Performance Hall

    Apr 9 - Apr 12

    8:00 am - 11:00 pm

    Emerge Film Festival 2015The Emerge Film Festival is pleased to offer several affordable ticket options for patrons of the festival. All film passes grant access to films as long as seating is available.

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