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

  • Mar
    5

    Centennial Celebration for Frank Glazer

    Performance Hall

    Mar 5 - Mar 5

    7:00 pm - 9:00 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 season

    This event has been a year in making. With Frank Glazer’s blessing, the Franco Center and others have been planning a 100th Birthday party for the incredible musician, born on February 19, 1915 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    The event was to include testimonials and short piano pieces from past and current students, as well as friends and colleagues from around the country. Sadly the renowned pianist died early on Tuesday morning, January 13, after a short illness and a little more than a month before his 100th. “Frank Glazer was described as a wonderful teacher, a hero in the music world and a man who played — and played amazingly well — right up to the end” (Sun Journal).

    The Centennial Celebration at the Franco Center will go on as scheduled, with some of the same artists and speakers. It will begin in the magnificent Performance Hall that is home to the Steinway piano that Frank has played on many times. After that the Celebration of his life will continue with a reception in the Center’s Heritage Hall.

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  • Mar
    7

    F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase – 10th Anniversary

    Performance Hall

    Mar 7 - Mar 7

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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    10th anniversary of F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase.

    Come celebrate 10 years of presenting mainly Maine dancers and choreographers in the 10th Annual F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase.  This fertile partnership between the Franco Center in Downtown Lewiston and the Bates Dance program

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  • Mar
    10

    KinderKonzert – The Music and Life of Beethoven

    Performance Hall

    Mar 10 - Mar 10

    9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Beethoven1-582x700In celebration of the PSO’s 90th Anniversary Celebration and the launch of a three-year Beethoven Symphony Cycle, the Woodwind KinderKonzert Quintet will focus on music and life of Ludwig von Beethoven.

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  • Mar
    13

    Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations

    Heritage Hall

    Mar 13 - Mar 13

    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Pat Colwell and the Soul SensationsPat Colwell and the Soul Sensations bring down the house with a powerful mix of Motown/Memphis Soul Music that’s guaranteed to get the party started! This is a 100% Old School R&B Revue complete with female backup singers, a full horn section, and a show that that will knock your socks off!

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  • Mar
    14

    Midcoast Symphony Orchestra

    Performance Hall

    Mar 14 - Mar 15

    7:30 pm - 9:30 am

    Tessa_Larki_compressed_-_Breakall_Photography_jpg_240x360_q85The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra’s themed presentation of  ‘Called to the Dance’ will be under the direction of guest conductor, Yoichi Udagawa.

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