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.


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21 Holy Cross Rd

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Franklin Historical Society
Franklin, New Hampshire

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OPEN every Sunday!
Starting in May and continuing to Labor Day weekend, the Society's building will be open on Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm, with tours, drinks, treats, and Society merchandise for sale. 

Pay us a visit!
April's Historical Society meeting was well attended and the slide presentation of scanned photos from the Franklin Library's collection (thank you Rob Sargent) was a huge hit. To follow up on the celebration of vintage images of Franklin, on Thursday May 7th at 7 pm, at the Society's Webster/Tay building in Webster Place (21 Holy Cross Rd.--directions on the Society website, www.franklinnhhistoricalsociety.org), Glenn Morrill has graciously consented to exhibit his extensive postcard collection (a sample of which can be seen below). Read more in this month's newsletter.

This is the beginning of a new year for the Society, and members are reminded to pay their yearly dues (only $10 per person, or $125 for a lifetime membership) AND encourage someone they know to also join in the ongoing quest to preserve and perpetuate the history of our beloved city.

Also, the Society is looking for the donation of velvet ropes and stanchions, or something similar, in order to "rope off" an area where vintage clothing can be displayed. Please reach out to either Leigh Webb or Annette Andreozzi.

 
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