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

  • May
    6

    Euphony

    Performance Hall

    May 6 - May 6

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Euphony 2015EUPHONY, Orono’s chamber choir, will present their spring concert at the Center.  The concert is FREE, however donations will be accepted to benefit the preservation of The Center.

    Euphony, Orono’s Chamber Choir, specializes in preparing and performing new choral music by today’s finest composers, including Arvo Pärt, James MacMillan, Jonathan Dove, Eric Whitacre, Eric Barnum, Abbie Betinis, Jocelyn Hagen, and many others. To date they have commissioned five new choral works.

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  • May
    14

    MSO Concert

    Performance Hall

    May 14 - May 14

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    MSO for 2007 Sponsor Sheet

    Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will present a work by Verdi: Messa da Requiem with the Oratorio Chorale, Emily Isaacson as the Artistic Director.

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  • May
    21

    Maine Music Society – Piano Men

    Performance Hall

    May 21 - May 21

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    This year the Chorale will celebrate the music of these two extraordinarily popular composers. Everyone has favorites from these two and we will sing as manypianomen as we can. Our selections will include Piano Man, Honesty, and Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel and Candle in the Wind, I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues, and Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Elton John.

    Ticket prices: adults $20, students $10, seniors $18, children under 12 free.

    Tickets are available through L/A Arts by calling: 207-782-7228

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  • May
    22

    Maine Music Society – Piano Men

    Performance Hall

    May 22 - May 22

    7:30 am - 9:30 pm

    This year the Chorale will celebrate the music of these two extraordinarily popular composers. Everyone has favorites from these two and we will sing as manypianomen as we can. Our selections will include Piano Man, Honesty, and Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel and Candle in the Wind, I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues, and Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Elton John.
    Ticket prices: adults $20, students $10, seniors $18, children under 12 free.

    Tickets are available through L/A Arts by calling: 207-782-7228

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  • May
    27

    Piano Concert with Jean-Francois Latour

    Performance Hall

    May 27 - May 27

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    jean_francois_latour LRThe sensational young concert artist and teacher Jean-François Latour brings his Franco heritage to our series when he returns to Performance Hall for a solo program.  This native of Trois Rivières, Québec completed both undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Montreal, and later received his Artist Diploma with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

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