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

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Our Society Cookbook, $12, available online at, or from the Society. 

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.

Mark the date on your calendar for the Holiday Season Pot-luck Dinner, Sunday, December 12th, at Thompson Hall, the Congregational-Christian Church (thank you Glenn Morrill!). Table setup and acceptance of dishes with social hour, will be from from 4 pm to 5 pm. Dinner from 5-7 pm. Turkeys have been paid for by the Society and will be at their succulent best thanks to Annette Andreozzi and Glenn Morrill. Garlic mashed potatoes and Carlton’s famous punch will also be provided. Everything else is subject to the tastes of those attending (and the advice is always that you bring what you like best, so if there is anything leftover, there is no question as to who will be enjoying it later!). Suggestions include: favorite appetizer, dinner rolls and butter, vegetables, cranberry sauce, and of course all kinds of desserts. Please also consider bringing non-perishables to add to the Church’s donations to the local food pantry, as we have done so often in the past.

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.

Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire