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.

 

Background:

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

  • Dec
    4

    Just Us in Concert

    Performance Hall

    Dec 4 - Dec 4

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    anothergoodone-2The “Just Us” entertainers will be presenting their 16th annual and final “Just Us” Family Christmas Show at the L/A’s Gendron Franco Center. The group first performed at the Center in the summer of 2000 to raise funds for the then Festival de Joie.

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  • Dec
    10

    Maine Music Society

    Performance Hall

    Dec 10 - Dec 10

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Maine Music SocietyMaine Music Society presents A Heritage Christmas

    A Heritage Christmas performed by the Maine Music Society Chorale has become a beloved Christmas tradition in the L/A area, and is certainly a highlight of the concert season. This year the Chorale will focus on Christmas music from the United States with beautiful arrangements of holiday favorites such as White Christmas,

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  • Dec
    11

    Maine Music Society

    Performance Hall

    Dec 11 - Dec 11

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Maine Music SocietyMaine Music Society presents A Heritage Christmas

    A Heritage Christmas performed by the Maine Music Society Chorale has become a beloved Christmas tradition in the L/A area, and is certainly a highlight of the concert season. This year the Chorale will focus on Christmas music from the United States with beautiful arrangements of holiday favorites such as White Christmas,

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  • Dec
    13

    Lewiston High School Concert

    Performance Hall

    Dec 13 - Dec 13

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Lewiston High School vocal ensembles, under the direction of Darren Avery, will appear on the Franco Center stage.

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  • Dec
    14

    Edward Little High School Concert

    Performance Hall

    Dec 14 - Dec 14

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Auburn’s Edward Little High School vocal ensembles and band will perform on the Franco Center stage.elhs-groups-at-franco

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