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

  • Apr
    23

    Last Day's in Vietnam

    Performance Hall

    Apr 23 - Apr 23

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Last DaysMPBN and the Maine Humanities Council are partnering on a series of public screenings of the American Experience film, Last Days in Vietnam. Each screening will be followed by a moderated discussion of the documentary.  Tickets are free to the public, but quantities are limited at each designated venue and must be secured in advance.

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  • Apr
    23

    Thread Theatre

    Heritage Hall

    Apr 23 - Apr 23

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Thread Theatre Apr 23The Thread Theater rolled out its second installment of its theatrical throw-down style performances in March at the Franco Center in Lewiston.  The theme for the night was “Under Pressure”

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  • Apr
    24

    Piano Series with Igor Lovchinsky

    Performance Hall

    Apr 24 - Apr 24

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    IgorLovchinskyphoto_highrezMr. Lovchinsky’s program will begin with “Oblivion,” by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla.  A set of Chopin compositions follows: Mazurka, Op. 63, No. 2, in F minor;

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  • May
    1

    Euphony

    Performance Hall

    May 1 - May 1

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Euphony 2015Founded in the fall of 2006, Euphony is a highly select 32 voice choir that specializes in innovative contemporary choral music. Membership includes students and faculty of the University of Maine as well as outside community members.

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  • May
    8

    The Awesome

    Heritage Hall

    May 8 - May 8

    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Awesome Photo - Dec 2014Hailing from Portland, Maine…the AWESOME are comprised of seasoned musicians with experience in several of Maine’s most popular bands.

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