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.

Now Open Every Sunday 10-2

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

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There will be no regular monthly meeting in August. Instead, there will be the field trip to The Fells on August 26, which is now fully subscribed by RSVP, for those members who showed in interest in going.
Participants should park and meet at the Gatehouse and walk down to the Main House. There is also limited parking down by the Main House, for those who are unable to make the walk.
Directions: The Fells is located on the eastern shore of Lake Sunapee at 456 Route 103A in Newbury, NH.
From Concord and points south and east: Take I-89 north to Exit 9 (Route 103) and go west to Newbury. Then take 103A north 2.2 miles. The Fells is on your left.

The Society is open every Sunday through Labor Day Weekend from 10-2, so if working up a thirst on the Northern Rail Trail, stop by any Sunday for a cold beverage, ice cream, or snack, and take advantage of all that the Society has to offer.

How could it be that proms, and graduation, and fireworks lighting up the sky celebrating the birth of this nation could now be just so many memories, and the summer be half over so soon? August is upon us, with the beginning of a new school year looming on the horizon. As is so apparent when documenting history, time flies by, creating new stories to be captured in memory and preserved, for the future that is as close as tomorrow.

​The next meeting of the Society is at 7 pm on Thursday, September 7th. The program is offered to all, with light refreshments, free of charge, at the Society’s museum located at 21 Holy Cross Road at Webster Place.​