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, 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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Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire

With a cold, but snowless day forecast for Thursday, February 2nd, the Society Board and Directors will be meeting at 7 pm at Thompson Hall (courtesy of Glenn Morrill), for its annual winter assessment of the coming year. Anyone interested, not just the board, is welcome to attend and share their ideas. Topics to be discussed include potential election of Directors and Officers, building projects, fundraising events, and presentation suggestions for all the monthly meetings.  Every attempt will be made to keep the meeting to an hour or less.

The verbal history book “Echoes from the Mills” has been reprinted by the Society and is now available for only $15. Also available, NEW! is a 13 1/2 by 23 1/2 copy of the 1890 map of Webster Lake, with a legend identifying businesses (ice houses) and owners of homes around the lake. Suitable for framing! On card stock for only $10. Please click on “Contact” and fill out the required information if you are interested in obtaining copies.

For those wishing to communicate or send dues, donations, or packages via the US Postal service, please use the Society’s mailing address of PO Box 43, Franklin, NH 03235. The Society DOES NOT accept mail deliveries at the Holy Cross Road address, the use of which could cause the mail to be returned or delayed.

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

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.