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

If attendance at the April meeting was any indication, the Society is off to an enthusiastic and well supported 2019 season!

To keep that excitement of discovery going, the May program will offer John A. Hodgson talking about the man for whom Potter Place in Andover was named. “Richard Potter: America’s First Black Celebrity” will be discussed in the Society’s meeting room at Webster Place, 21 Holy Cross Road, on Thursday, May 2nd at 7 pm. The presentation is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be offered between the talk and the annual meeting, during which election for officers and the board will be one of several business matters on which members (and guests) input will be sought.

Announcing the Society for Planned Giving

Use the "Planned Giving" link in the left column to learn all about it.

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.

Available NOW! Our Society cookbook project is done!

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

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.

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Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire