The August meeting, the first in a long time at the Society, was as successful as it was short. There has been no negative feedback and no one has reported any illness as a result of attending. Therefore, we shall proceed to hold a September meeting at Webster Place on Thursday, September 2nd, at 7 pm. The guest speaker for this “welcome back” presentation will be Bill Caswell, discussing with illustrations “The Covered Bridges of NH”. The Society will ask, because of the insertion of the Delta variant of Covid into the expanding virus equation, that everyone wear a mask inside and, when possible, to seat their party with an empty chair between them and the next attendees, so some separation may be maintained. Masks will be made available, as will hand sanitizer. Refreshments will be served (during which, because mask cannot be worn while eating and drinking, that reasonable separation be maintained by members) before another short business meeting to keep members updated on current issues of importance.

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.

The Society is now open every Saturday through Labor Day, 10 am to 2 pm. Only groups of four or less will be allowed to tour per docent, for safety and reasons of security.

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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