This month’s presentation is a mixture of front page news and venerable Franklin history, from the mind and research of John Benham, the Society is proud to offer “Comfortable Senior Living: from Peabody Home to Peabody Place”. Beginning at 7 pm on Thursday May 5th in the Webster/Tay building at Webster Place, the talk and slide show of vintage images will be followed by the Society’s Annual Meeting and election of officers and directors of the board. Light refreshments will be provided between the two, and as always, the event is free and open to all: members, friends, and those with an insatiable appetite for Franklin history.

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

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

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.

For those wishing to communicate or send dues, donations, or packages via the US Postal service, please use the Society’s mailing address of PO Box 43, Franklin, NH 03235. The Society DOES NOT accept mail deliveries at the Holy Cross Road address, the use of which could cause the mail to be returned or delayed.

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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