The Franklin Historical Society was incorporated in 1981 to study and preserve the history of Franklin.

Housed in the Historic Webster Tay/House, a part of Daniel Webster's "Elms Farm" from 1799-1855, later the New Hampshire Orphanage from 1871-1959, and now the Webster Place Recovery Center, the Society meets on the first Thursday of the month from April through November. Scroll down the page to see directional photos. 

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21 Holy Cross Rd

New Season

Franklin Historical Society -- Franklin, New Hampshire

March means only one more month before the Society’s 2017 season begins with new monthly programs every first Thursday night from April to November, museum open hours every Sunday starting in May, and exciting events such as Community Day, the annual plant sale, and an August field trip. A new season also opens up the opportunity to become a new member, renew your existing membership, learn how to be a docent in the Society museum, help with the maintenance of our Webster/Tay building, get involved with creating new exhibits, or contribute to the Society in a variety of other ways. There is always something to do at Webster Place...

To get to the Franklin Historical Society in the Webster/Tay house from Route 3, turn at this sign onto Holy Cross Road. 
The Historical Society is then the first building on the right.