As a reminder, the Society is now open every Saturday through Labor Day, 10 am to 2 pm. Only groups of four or less will be allowed to tour per docent, for safety and reasons of security.

Volunteerism is the backbone of any non-profit, so when ever a call goes out for help, those who respond deserve recognition and copious thanks. Such was the case for “Garden Clean-up Day” organized by Annette Andreozzi. Not only did members appear, but family members as well, including non-members who simply wanted to participate as garden lovers. The Society is exceedingly thankful for the combined efforts of Frank Genus and his four children Olivia, Mary, Frank and Tony, family friend Randy Kovach, the Zink family (Interim Mayor) Olivia, her daughter Ellie, and mother Kathy, and Karen Darling with two of her youth group, Aila Lumsden and Roxy Morrison. The gardens around the Webster/Tay were weeded, pruned, last year’s leaves and debris removed, and are now in a condition to warmly welcome visitors.

Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire

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

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.

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.

Reminder to all that the Annual Plant Sale is slated for Sunday, June 6th (next Sunday!), rain or (hopefully) shine. You can come to drop off plants for sale, help out, buy plants,or just socialize! For safety sake, we are requiring that Covid protocols be observed, even though the event will be outside on the front lawn and on the front porch. All volunteers involved in the sale will have masks, gloves if requested, and have access to water and snacks. Information on plants available is listed on the form linked to the right. It is first come/first served if you did not pre-order, so come early for best selection. This year there is a wide range of indoor plants to purchase as well, along with garden tools, hand implements, yard decorations, sprinklers, pots and more!

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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