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

  • Oct
    6

    Maine International Conference On The Arts

    Performance Hall

    Oct 6 - Oct 6

    12:00 am - 11:59 pm

    2016 - maine Arts CommisionWelcome to the 2016 Maine International Conference on the Arts (MICA) in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, at the Franco Cultural Center and the Bates Mill. Where the rivers of Creativity, Industry, Art, and Innovation powerfully converge.

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  • Oct
    15

    Franco Center Gala – Songs of the Silver Screen

    Performance Hall

    Oct 15 - Oct 15

    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join us for our annual Gala and Concert.  Arrive at 6 p.m. to feast on a selection of dishes from 12 of L/A’s favorite restaurants and enjoy drinks at the bar in Heritage Hall.  After the opening festivities, join other guests in the Performance Hall for “Songs for the Silver Screen”,

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  • Oct
    21

    Jeanne et Osithee – A One-Act Play

    Heritage Hall

    Oct 21 - Oct 21

    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    coverJeanne et Osithée: Parallèles Croisées
    by Jean-Claude Redonnet & Grégoire Chabot

    According to geometry, parallels never cross.  But in life, things may be different as will be seen when Jeanne, a woman from the French Pyrenees, and Osithee, a Franco-American from northern Maine, meet for a memorable encounter and dialogue between two francophone mothers, wifes of different cultures on both sides of the Atlantic.

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  • Oct
    22

    Midcoast Symphony Orchestra

    Performance Hall

    Oct 22 - Oct 22

    3:22 pm - 3:22 pm
    Piano soloist, Jonathan Bass

    Piano soloist, Jonathan Bass

    For the first concert in their series, the Midcoast Symphony, under the direction of Rohan Smith, will present Franz von Suppé’s  “Light Cavalry Overture”;  Rachmaninoff’s  “Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18″ featuring Jonathan Bass, piano soloist;  and Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

    For tickets, go to Midcoast Symphony

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  • Oct
    23

    Fiddle-icious

    Performance Hall

    Oct 23 - Oct 23

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Fiddle-icious Nov 2014 LR

    Join Fiddle-icious, a non-profit, all volunteer community orchestra with members from Kittery to Augusta, as they take to the stage to share their uplifting music. Fiddle-icious is a large and vibrant group of Maine musicians playing fiddle, piano, harp, guitar, banjo,         accordion, cello, tin whistle, concertina and upright bass. Their tunes are passed on from the Irish, Scottish,

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