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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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.

Holiday Tradition Continues December 10

The days are winding down to the end of this year, and the beginning of a brand new twelve months. The final official gathering of the Society will be at its annual Pot-Luck Christmas Dinner and non-perishable food drive on Sunday, December 10th. All members and friends of the Society are invited to Thompson Hall (thank you Glenn Morrill for making the arrangements), with set-up and social hour from 4-5 pm, with dinner from 5-6 pm, and caroling, more socializing, and clean-up until 7 pm. Bringing a favorite dish is always encouraged, but never mandatory. This is an opportunity to share stories, renew friendships, think back on the Society’s programs of the previous year and offer suggestions on what we may endeavor to bring to 2018, and in general celebrate this joyous holiday season. If a member has not yet donated a recipe to the upcoming Historical Society Cookbook, now is the perfect time. Add in a tale of connectivity to Franklin , and that list of ingredients and instructions takes on a whole new significance and perhaps, even immortality.​