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.

The Society will present Jim Prew’s “Personal Tales of the Paranormal”. These stories, guaranteed to stiffen the hair on the back of your neck, will be related on Thursday night, the 4th of October, at 7 pm in the meeting room of the Society’s Webster/Tay House at Webster Place (21 Holy Cross Road. All are welcome, not only to attend, but to bring and share their own harrowing tales, with the caveat that they must swear them to be true! Light refreshments will be served and an informative business meeting will follow the presentation

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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.

On Friday, September 28th, a group of classmates from FHS 1958 gathered  at Granny Judy’s for their 60th reunion, and then traveled south to Webster Place to view a special slideshow of photos shot by the Poblenz Studio of their class, taken from the negatives in the Society’s archives. See the photo below of the group gathered in the meeting room “ready to take a trip down memory lane.”

Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire