Our Immigration Mural

Tribute to the Land of Our Forefathers

In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Maine welcomed thousands of people from Quebec, immigrants to our cities and towns. We pay tribute to this land of our ancestors. The Franco-Americans of Maine still pledge their loyalty to the ancestral values brought to the United States by these pioneers.



This mural, featured in our main stairwell connecting our Performance Hall and Heritage Hall, was done by Joyce Coyne, Rita Perreault, and Annette Bourque. The work depicts the immigration process of Canadians coming to New England, mostly from Quebec and New Brunswick. The train track represents the original train leading from Quebec to Lewiston directly to Lewiston’s train depot, which still stands today. Though many came by train, many others came by horse and buggy, or cars. The bridge that is depicted on the mural is the one used by the New Brunswick immigrants and is still in existence.

Upcoming Performances

  • Oct

    Comedy Showcase

    Heritage Hall

    Oct 28 - Oct 28

    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Join Lewiston comedian Dawn Hartill as she hosts the Center’s Fall Comedy Showcase with a night of stand-up comedy featuring Tuck Tucker, Connor McGrath,  R.A. Sweeney and Will Green.

    Portland comedian, Connor McGrath, is a truly unique voice in the Portland scene, winning over audiences with tales of lost love and fragrant banks.

    Tuck Tucker is one of the funniest Comics to come out of New England in the last decade. Combine his verbal wit and physical comedy and you have a recipe for falling off your chair funny.

    Will Green is a founding member of The Portland Comedy Co-op and is recently back from a tour through Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois.

    R.A. Sweeney is relatively new to the comedy scene, getting his start in Portland earlier this year. He’s a storyteller and a regular performer at comedy venues throughout Southern Maine.

    $5 at the door.

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  • Nov

    Justin Lindsay and Bunk

    Heritage Hall

    Nov 4 - Nov 4

    8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    justin-lindsay-2016Justin Lindsay & Bunk plays a blend of roots, Americana, blues, swing, and funk.  Led by the energetic and charismatic Thom and Justin.  Sure to please.

    Justin Lindsay is a 16 year old Junior at Scarborough High School. He’s been in the blues scene since he was 11 performing multiple times at the Maine Blues Festival

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  • Nov

    Battle of the Blends

    Performance Hall

    Nov 5 - Nov 5

    7:30 pm - 9:28 pm

    bblends-17The Battle of the Blends is always a sell-out event. Our audiences have come to love this extraordinary gathering of a cappella talent. Groups from around New England gather to present a variety of a cappella music

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  • Nov

    Loin des Hommes – A French Film with Subtitles

    Heritage Hall

    Nov 6 - Nov 6

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    menAlgeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder.

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  • Nov

    Piano Concert with Igor Lovchinsky

    Performance Hall

    Nov 11 - Nov 11

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


    One of the most dynamic and popular pianists ever to play in our hall, Igor Lovchinsky takes time away from his other passion, graduate study in physics at Harvard, to return with a program sure to please.  During the opening concert

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