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.

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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.

Open every Saturday, from 10am to 2pm, now through Labor Day. Stop by out of curiosity or for refreshment.

 As the Society’s next monthly meeting falls on the day after the true 4th of July and sandwiched between weekends, the subject matter will be of more local interest rather than regional. The program will be a slideshow of scanned items from the Society’s impressive repository of scrapbooks, sure to evoke memories and tales from the audience. “Scrapbooks in Review” will be presented at 7 pm, in the Society’s Webster/Tay building, 21 Holy Cross Road at Webster Place on Thursday, July 5th. The subject matter will cover epochs from the late 1800’s to more contemporary eras, in other words, there should be something from everyone’s favorite period of history.