Map and Directions
 

The Franco-American Heritage Center is located at 46 Cedar Street in Lewiston, at the intersection of Cedar Street and Oxford Street.

FROM PORTLAND-NORTH (Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Freeport): Go north on I-295 and get off the highway at Exit 22 (Freeport-Durham). Bear right off the exit ramp onto Mallet Drive, and bear right again 100 yards after the overpass onto Route 136, also known as Durham Road. Continue 17.6 miles until you reach a “T” intersection with Broad Street in Auburn (Dunkin Donuts will be on your left, the green Bernard Lown Peace Bridge will be to your right). Take a right and go over the bridge. You are now on Cedar Street in Lewiston, and the Franco Center is the second building on the left after the bridge.

FROM PORTLAND-SOUTH & WEST (Scarborough, Westbrook, Gorham, etc.): Take the Maine Turnpike (I-95) and travel north to Exit 80 (Lewiston). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto the Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, heading toward Route 196 (Lisbon Street). Go about three-tenths of a mile, cross the overpass that traverses Route 196 (Lisbon Street) and take the first right after the overpass, which will put you onto a circular on-ramp leading to Route 196 West (Lisbon Street). Go about 1.9 miles on Route 196 (Lisbon Street), and be prepared to turn left onto Cedar Street after you pass Oxford Networks and Kaplan University (in that order) on your left. Go through two traffic lights and the Franco Center will be on your right.

FROM BATH-BRUNSWICK and MID-COAST MAINE: Take Route 1 South through Brunswick to I-295. Get on I-295 North and proceed approximately 3 miles to Exit 31 (Topsham). At the end of the off-ramp, turn left onto Route 196 West and drive 16.5 miles through the towns of Lisbon and Lisbon Falls and into Lewiston’s downtown, where Route 196 is also known as Lisbon Street. Be prepared to turn left onto Cedar Street after you pass Oxford Networks and Kaplan University (in that order) on your left. Go through two traffic lights and the Franco Center will be on your right.

FROM AUGUSTA AND POINTS NORTH: Take the Maine Turnpike (I-95) and travel south to Exit 80 (Lewiston). At the end of the exit ramp, bear right onto the Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, heading toward Route 196 (Lisbon Street). Go about two-tenths of a mile, cross the bridge over Route 196 (Lisbon Street) and take the first right after the overpass, which will put you onto a circular on-ramp leading to Route 196 West (Lisbon Street). Go about 1.9 miles on Route 196 (Lisbon Street), and be prepared to turn left onto Cedar Street after you pass Oxford Networks and Kaplan University (in that order) on your left. Go through two traffic lights and the Franco Center will be on your right.

FROM WESTERN MAINE (Oxford & Franklin Counties): Depending on which is closest to you, take either Route 11/121 or Route 4 into downtown Auburn – both routes eventually intersect with Court Street in Auburn at the CVS Pharmacy. Descending Court Street in Auburn puts you on the Memorial Bridge separating Auburn from Lewiston – cross Memorial Bridge and take the first right immediately after the bridge onto Lincoln Street. Turn right at the second traffic light and the Franco Center will be on your right.

Upcoming Performances

  • Aug
    14

    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
    12

    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
    19

    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
    27

    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
    5

    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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