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

  • Aug

    La Rencontre

    Heritage Hall

    Aug 14 - Aug 14

    11:30 am - 1:30 pm


    Multi-Instrumentalist and Vocalist

    Multi-Instrumentalist and Vocalist

    Each month we present La Rencontre (French for “the gathering”) as a way for our extended Franco-American family in the area to reconnect with each other and with our neighbors. Meals and stories are shared, friends are reunited, and memories are made.

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  • Sep

    Frank Glazer

    Performance Hall

    Sep 12 - Sep 13

    7:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Bates College Artist-in-Residence Frank Glazer kicks off the Franco Center's Piano Series for the season

    Bates College Artist-in-Residence Frank Glazer kicks off the Franco Center’s Piano Series for the seasonP

    Called by some “an American treasure,” by others, “elder statesman of the piano,” Frank Glazer left his native Wisconsin at the age of 17, in 1932, to study in Berlin with Artur Schnabel, the legendary Beethoven and Schubert interpreter.

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  • Sep

    Debbie Morin and Cheyenne

    Heritage Hall

    Sep 19 - Sep 19

    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


    Cheyenne 2014 LRDebbie Morin has been entertaining audiences in and around New England and Canada for 30 years…throughout her career with a well known Top 40 band Good & Plenty and later in a popular country/rock band Cheyenne she has had the privilege to play with some of the most talented local musicians in the state. The list is long and impressive.

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  • Sep

    Ed Gabrielsen in Concert

    Performance Hall

    Sep 27 - Sep 27

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Ed Gabrielsen's postponed concert from Jan. 11th (due to a nasty winter storm) has been re-scheduled for Sept. 27th.

    Ed Gabrielsen’s postponed concert from Jan. 11th (due to a nasty winter storm) has been re-scheduled for Sept. 27th.

    Vocalist Ed Gabrielsen is trained in both classical vocal technique and contemplative musicianship. Originally set to perform here at the Franco Center back on January 11th, a winter storm that brought icy roads and dense forced that concert to be postponed. The new concert date has been set for Sept. 27. Tickets are 15 dollars, and people with tickets from the January show can hold on to them or trade them for the new date in person at the Franco Center box office ONLY (not by phone or online).

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  • Oct

    Aubrey's Warriors Fundraising Event

    Oct 5 - Oct 5

    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Girls of LA May 2013 -2Join the Girls of L/A along with Denny Breau, Brook Lachance and Sonic Nova as they come together to raise funds to help defer the cost of medical care for Aubrey Coburn.  Little Aubrey, at 3 years old, has already endured three heart surgeries and is now fighting leukemia.

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