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.

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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, 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

Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire

Lately there have been a few subtle reminders that fall is here, such as a slight chill in the air, a few leaves floating earthward, with others starting to turn while still clinging to their attachments. To celebrate the change of season, the Society will offer a slide show (the old fashion way, with a slide projector—if it works, otherwise the “new fashioned” way, with images scanned and projected with a computer) of Jeannette Morency’s foliage pictures. There will be an added bonus: Jeannette’s photos of Franklin from 1966, providing a trip down memory lane for many. The presentation will begin at 7 pm, Thursday October 6th, in the Society’s Webster Place building.

Light refreshments will be served after the presentation and before the business meeting, to which all attendees are invites. All are welcome, and as always, the event is free.

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

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.