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

  • May

    MMS Fundraiser with The Moon Dawgs

    Heritage Hall

    May 30 - May 31

    7:00 pm - 10:58 am

    Moon-Dawgs-logo-2Maine Music Society presents “Rock the Night Away with the Moon Dawgs” with dancing, cash bar, live auction and hors d’oeuvres.

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  • Jun

    Just Us

    Performance Hall

    Jun 7 - Jun 7

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Just Us 2014 - StraightenThe ‘Just Us’ Entertainers will be presenting their annual summer program at the Center.  For many years, the group has performed at the Franco Center in order to assist in raising funds for the continued operation of the Center.  This will be the 15th year the Entertainers have held such an event.

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  • Jun

    Bob Marley

    Performance Hall

    Jun 12 - Jun 13

    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    BobMarley_PromoShotBob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central and is one of the few comics to do the complete late-night TV circuit: “Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn.

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  • Jun

    Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

    Heritage Hall

    Jun 24 - Jun 24

    11:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Julie-BarlowOn the feast day of St. John the Baptist, the Center, in association with the Franco-American Collection at USM/LAC, will host an event in celebration of Franco-American culture and heritage.

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