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
May promises real spring temperatures and the opportunity to (finally) cultivate this year’s vegetable and herb garden. May also, for the last twelve years and on the second Saturday of the month, has meant Community Day in Franklin. The Society’s volunteers will once again be at a table in Odell Park offering books, postcards, T-shirts, souvenirs, information on membership, and just great conversation about the storied past of our favorite city and its inhabitants. There will be “mystery photos” with which the Society could use your help in identifying, and anyone joining the Society that day will be able to purchase any offered merchandise at 20% off as a thank you! So on Saturday May 13, from 10 am to 3 pm, bring you desire to learn about Franklin and come on by.
Thursday May 4th at 7 pm, the Society will offer its second program of the year, a slide show of images that folks, though not willing to donate quite yet, were willing to have scanned as a digital record for the Society. Some of these pictures have never been seen before outside of the family in whose keeping they reside, so the evening may provide some delightful surprises and illuminating glimpses afforded very few. Light refreshments will be provided and all are welcome without charge.
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.