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.

Our next regular public meeting will be Thursday, October 3rd:  
“A Tribute to Andy Nadeau” -- A video tour of the Franklin Firefighters’ Museum 

The Webster/Tay building is located at 21 Holy Cross Road. Light refreshments will be offered after the presentation and before the general business meeting, to which all are invited. There is no charge, and all are welcome. Parking should only be on the Society’s side of the road, with the vehicle completely off the pavement.

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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.

Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire