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

  • Feb
    7

    Super Bowl Party

    Heritage Hall

    Feb 7 - Feb 7

    4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


    Super Bowl
    We are hosting our second annual Super Bowl Party at the Gendron Franco Center on Sunday, February 7, starting at 4:00 p.m.

    This is a Fun, family-friendly event with a CASH BAR, a delicious menu of food items on sale at the Heritage Clubhouse Cafe, 50/50 raffle, and watching it all go down on a 7-by-10-foot screen! Doors, bar and cafe will open hours before game time. Plan to have your “tailgate dinner” with us before or during the event. $5 cover at the door; kids, 5 and under are admitted for free.

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  • Feb
    20

    Regina Bonelli

    Heritage Hall

    Feb 20 - Feb 20

    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Regina BonelliRegina is a New York Blues Hall of Fame singer/songwriter/keyboardist out of NYC, writing original blues music. She is accompanied by international recording artists and Blues Hall of Fame members Michael Hill on guitar, Pete Cummings and Mike Griot on bass, Bill McClellan on drums and David Barnes on harmonica.

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  • Feb
    27

    From Bandstand to Billboard

    Performance Hall

    Feb 27 - Feb 27

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Billboard to Bandstand with SmilesThe cast who brought “Welcome to the Sixties” returns for “From Bandstand to BillBoard.” Join us and rock out to some of your favorite hits from the ’50s through the ’70s – Doo-Wop to Disco. As the country went through major changes in this time period, we looked towards music and entertainment to help see us through.

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  • Mar
    4

    The Nikki Hunt Band

    Heritage Hall

    Mar 4 - Mar 4

    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Nikki in ColorThe Nikki Hunt Band provides a fun and entertaining mix of classic rock, ‘80s to ‘90s and even more chart hit covers.  With their second appearance at L/A’s Franco Center, they will be covering artists such as: Sheryl Crow, Joan Jett, Bruce Springsteen, Sublime, No Doubt, The Doors, U2, and many more.

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  • Mar
    5

    Maine's Got Talent

    Performance Hall

    Mar 5 - Mar 5

    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    MGTlogo_2013Maine’s Got Talent  features 10 performing artists competing for cash prizes. Fifty percent of the vote come from the audience and the other fifty percent from our celebrity judges. The Celebrity Judges are Shawn Robitaille, 2013-15 performer of Maine’s Got Talent;  Mitch Thomas from the Franco Center; and Celeste from WBLM’s Morning Show.

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