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156 East Avenue • 795-4141
Adult Learning Center
145 Birch St. • 784-2928 x2
B Street Community Center
57 Birch St. • 753-6420
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Lewiston Adult Ed has many courses to choose from, in an array of different topics of interest.

Our online course catalog is updated frequently, and it will show the availability of a course as either or . If a course is listed as full, please contact our registration office as availability may change.


A Grand Trip Through Lewiston's History

Hodgkin, Douglas

Lewiston’s amazing history from a frontier settlement through industrial boom times to today’s diverse economy and society stretches back almost 250 years. We will include a PowerPoint presentation of images and commentary to highlight some of the main features of Lewiston’s development.

Tue/Feb 11th
6:30-8:30

1 Week
LHS

$8
$0 Lab

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From Russia with…Traveling Tips

Petranek, Irina

Are you planning a trip to Russia? Excited but nervous about it? Have you read a lot about the country but still don’t feel like you are ready? Come join us for a class on how to be “culturally aware” in Russia and how not to get completely lost in that “austere” & “mysterious” land. From dress code to eating habits to safety advice, this interactive class with the native Russian instructor will prepare you for a more enjoyable journey.

Thu/Apr 10th
6:00-8:00

1 Week
LHS

$12
$0 Lab

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Lewiston-Auburn's Little Grand Trunk Railroad

Hodgkin, Douglas

Did you know that the Cities of Lewiston and Auburn funded their own little railroad during the 19th Century? This became a part of the Grand Trunk Railway and has played a tremendous role in the economic development of the Twin Cities. Join us to learn how this railway also served as a main immigration gateway from Quebec.

Tue/Apr 8th
6:30-8:00

1 Week
LHS

$8
$0 Lab

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Museum L-A Tour

Elze, Alan

Join Museum L-A for an evening tour. We'll start with the newest exhibit honoring our local Veterans from WWI and WWll. Then we'll take a look at how the mills of L-A contributed to war efforts dating as far back as the Civil War. Whether you've never been to Museum L-A before, or you're a regular who wants a special in-depth look at the latest exhibititions- this tour is for anyone with an interest in learning more about our community's history! Dress warmly, we'll be inside but the mills can be chilly in the evening.

Thu/Mar 20th
6:00-8:00

1 Week
Museum L-A

$8
$7 Lab

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Step Back in Time: Local History and Genealogy

Hodgkin, Douglas

The Androscoggin Historical Society museum displays diverse artifacts from the area’s history. The library houses books, files, records, directories, maps, and other resources for local history and genealogy. Come for a guided tour and maybe do a little research. This presentation will be at the Society’s quarters in the Androscoggin County Building in Auburn, Court Street entrance.

Tue/Apr 29th
6:30-8:00

1 Week
Androscoggin Historical Society

$8
$0 Lab

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Walking Tour of Lewiston's Mill District

Elze, Alan

You’ve heard about the Bates Mills and know that they used to make bedspreads and many other products, but do you know the significance to Lewiston and to the families that lived here during the early 1900’s? Enjoy the morning together as a family learning about the history of Lewiston’s Mill District. Begin with a guided tour of Museum L/A. After a light snack, the group will visit the canal system to see how the mills were powered and hear how people, imports and exports were moved using trains. All ages welcome; anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Sat/May 10th
9:00-12:00

1 Week
Museum L-A

$8
$5 Lab

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This year, Lewiston Adult Education will be celebrating 130 years of service to the lifelong learners of Lewiston!

The Adult Education program in Lewiston, or “Evening School” as it was originally called, got its start educating the factory employees who had left school at a young age to work. By the 1870’s-1880’s, there was an increasing need for both the adults who had left school at a young age, as well as the teens who had just started working in the factories, to complete their education. After a few false starts and volunteer-led tutoring programs, the Lewiston School Department elected to open their own Evening School in 1884. Students who had recently left day school to work in factories, as well as older adults, were welcome.

To celebrate the occasion, we thought we would offer a few special classes featuring different aspects of our local history. And to thank our lifelong learners, we'd like to invite any student who purchases a regular class this winter to join any one of our "Local History" courses- with the registration fee on us!

In other words, buy ANY Lewiston Adult Education course this semester, and we will waive the registration fee for a Local History course! You will still need to pre-register for the Local History class, as space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. All registrants will be responsible for any applicable lab fees. To take advantage of this offer, you must make your registration by phone (795-4141), by mail, or in person at 156 East Ave.

Local History classes include:

A Grand Trip Through Lewiston's History

Lewiston-Auburn’s Little Grand Trunk Railroad

Museum L-A Tour

Step Back in Time: Local History and Genealogy

Walking Tour of Lewiston’s Mill District

Many thanks to the Maine Historic Preservation Commission for the use of the stereoview image that appears on our cover, “Downtown Lewiston as seen from atop Mt. David Davis.” Thanks also to the Bates College Muskie Archives for their assistance in researching the Lewiston School Department’s "1884 Annual Report," which details the initial funding of the first formal Evening School sponsored by the Lewiston School Department.

Looking for college information for you or your teen?
Visit College for ME Androscoggin for some great resources.

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Interested in High School Diploma or College Prerequisite Classes?
You will need to take a CASAS assessment prior to registration.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.
CASAS Testing will be held at Lewiston High School on:
January 7 at 5:00pm
January 9 at 3:00 pm
January 14 at 5:00 pm
January 16 at 3:00 pm
January 21 at 4:00 pm
January 23 at 3:00 pm
Please call to confirm before coming to test.

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There are many courses scheduled to begin soon! If you are interested in any of our academic programs, you must contact Elayne Bean, academic advisor, at 795-4141.

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