By now, you may have heard that the Society lost its long-time treasurer Carlton Ham. His passing has left an enormous void, not just in the things he did for the Society, but also in the hearts of those who knew him well. 

During this “dormant” period, work on inventorying and organizing continues, just not at the pace afforded by warmer conditions. This is also the time for the board and officers to meet to discuss the future of preserving the past, an important gathering that ensures the health of the organization in the coming season. See Meeting Minutes to see what was discussed.

Gifts to the Society’s archives continue to be offered, and the Society wishes, as it does every month, to extend its heartfelt thanks to those friends, residents, and members for their thoughtful donations.

We'll see you at our first regular monthly meeting in April.

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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.

Available NOW! Our Society cookbook project is done!

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

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.

Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire

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