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

Available NOW! Our Society cookbook project is done!

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

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.

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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.

Open every Saturday, from 10am to 2pm, now through Labor Day. Stop by out of curiosity or for refreshment.

The Franklin Historical Society’s August Field Trip will be on FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, at the SAINT-GAUDENS HISTORIC SITE, in Cornish, NH. Those attending are asked to assemble in the site’s parking lot at 9:30 am, so that we can all tour the house as close to 10 am as possible, before taking the guided tour “The Gilded Age” at 11 am. After which, those who wish to explore more of the grounds will be welcome to do so on their own. The website for this national park is
Admission is $10 per person, to be paid at the Visitors Center upon arrival.
the field trip is in lieu of the regular monthly meeting in August, so there is no meeting on August 2.