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

Available NOW! Our Society cookbook project is done!

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

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.

As 2018 fades into the past, to move inevitably into 2019, the Society celebrated another successful year at its traditional pot-luck Christmas Dinner. Although not as well attended as some past fetes, all who turned out certainly enjoyed the camaraderie of good friends, a round of lively seasonal carols, and a delicious turkey repast with all the trimmings.  Now the task at hand is to construct 2019’s schedule of informative and entertaining programs, a list of projects to bring public attention to the service the Society provides, and encourage members to become more active in the Society’s mission. To help accomplish these goals, a meeting will be held next month of all board members and officers, the date and time to be determined.

See our Society Newsletter for a tribute to Andy Nadeau and all his contributions and activities in service to preserving our community's history. Thank you Andy, for all you do. Let it not be in vain.

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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.