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
    19

    Piano Series: Jimmy Brière

    Performance Hall

    Apr 19 - Apr 19

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Jimmmy Briere at the Franco Center

    On Saturday, April 19th Montreal's Jimmy Brière comes to Lewiston for the fifth of six concerts this season in the Franco Center's Piano Series.

    On Saturday, April 19th Montreal’s Jimmy Brière comes to Lewiston for the fifth of six concerts this season in the Franco Center’s Piano Series.

    A gifted pianist and teacher from Montreal, Jimmy Brière performs as soloist and chamber music collaborator across Canada and in the United States, where he studied with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University. He performs the fifth of six concerts this season as part of the Franco Center’s Piano Series. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, and students are admitted free.

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  • Apr
    26

    Comedy Series: R-rated Hypnotist Frank Santos Jr., Comedian Rob Steen

    Heritage Hall

    Apr 26 - Apr 26

    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Santos at the Franco Center

    Comedian Rob Steen returns to the Franco Center and this time he's bringing R-rated hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. with him.

    Comedian Rob Steen (right) returns to the Franco Center and this time he’s bringing R-rated hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. with him.

    You will be amazed when you, your friends or complete strangers across the room become stars of the show as comic hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. makes them believe that they are singers, dancers and much, much more.  This is a performance where the audience becomes the show.  Frank’s performance has limitless variations and can please every appetite.  This is a hilarious, energetic and unique show that you will never forget – unless, course, Frank commands you while you’re under hypnosis to never remember!

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  • May
    10

    Midcoast Symphony Orchestra's 2013-14 Season Concert Finale

    Performance Hall

    May 10 - May 10

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Midcoast Symphony Orchestra at the Franco CenterMidcoast Symphony OrchestraFor over a decade, the Franco Center has been proud to serve as the second home of the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra (MSO), and audiences in the Lewiston-Auburn area have been growing as word spreads of the MSO’s masterful performances in the acoustically magnificent Performance Hall. The MSO under the direction of Australian Maestro Rohan Smith returns one last time for this season for its season finale on Saturday, May 10, 2014. $20 per ticket, under 18 admitted free.

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  • May
    16

    Comedy Series: Ira Proctor, Will Noonan, Tammy Pooler

    Heritage Hall

    May 16 - May 16

    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Franco Center Comedy Series Finale

    It's the last comedy night of the season, but we promise that if you cry, they'll be tears of laughter. Come and laugh with Ira Proctor, Will Noonan, and Portland's Tammy Pooler on Friday, May 16th.

    It’s the last comedy night of the season, but we promise that if you cry, they’ll be tears of laughter. Come and laugh with Ira Proctor, Will Noonan, and Portland’s Tammy Pooler on Friday, May 16th.

    The last of this season’s 5-show run of comedy nights, this is one finale that won’t be sad in any way. In fact, it promises to be downright hilarious with the return of Maine comedian Tammy Pooler along with Ira Proctor and Will Noonan. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door (18+ only).

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  • May
    17

    Maine Music Society presents "Blowin' in the Wind" (Saturday night show)

    Performance Hall

    May 17 - May 17

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Maine Music Society at the Franco Center

    The Maine Music Society presents a veritable hit parade of songs from your favorite folk singers and groups of the 60's and 70's on Saturday, May 17th at 7:30 pm & Sunday, May 18th at 3:00 pm.

    The Maine Music Society presents a veritable hit parade of songs from your favorite folk singers and groups of the 60′s and 70′s on Saturday, May 17th at 7:30 pm & Sunday, May 18th at 3:00 pm.

    This spring the Androscoggin Chorale will sing many of your favorites from the 1960’s and 1970’s.  The Chorale will perform arrangements of songs composed by Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, and Simon and Garfunkel, to name just a few. Songs in the program include “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Both Sides Now” and so many, many others that are sure to delight audiences young and not so young alike.

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