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

Another great speaker in July


A decade ago we had no building to call our home, and now we are able to mount intellectually and visually stimulating exhibits while offering monthly programs  in the Society’s seasonal calendar. June’s program was welcomed by a full house, and in July, that tradition will continue with Richard Batchelder presenting “The White Island Walkway Restoration” at 7 pm, Thursday the 7th, at Webster Place (directions to the Society are on the website, As someone intimately involved with this amazing project started by the efforts of the “Lighthouse Kids”, Mr. Batchelder is eminently qualified to discuss the hopes, frustrations, and ultimate success story in considerable detail. Light refreshments will be offered after the presentation and, as always, the program is free an open to all. The Society’s regular business meeting will immediately follow, to which all members and visitors are encouraged to attend, in particular to discuss the pending field trip in August (location and date), which must be determined so plans can be made.​

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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.