Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire

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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.

The final event of the year will be our annual Christmas Pot-luck dinner to be held at Thompson Hall (Congregational Church), Sunday, December 8th, from 4-7 pm. All members, their friends and family are invited to partake. As in the past, non-perishable items are welcome as donations to the local food pantry so that the spirit of the season may be shared with all. 

The Society will again be participating in the Franklin Opera House’s “Festival of Trees” this month. Winner of the decorated tree will also receive a one year membership, copies of Alice Shepard’s “History of Franklin” and “Daniel Webster”, and a personal, behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum at 21 Holy Cross Road. If you want to give some unique and educational gifts this Yuletide, please consider contacting president Leigh Webb (934-8222) for access to all the merchandise (books, postcards, T-shirts, commemorative items, memberships) the Society has for sale.

And finally, from all the officers and board members of the Society, the heartfelt wish to have a SAFE and HAPPY Holiday Season!

Available NOW! Our Society cookbook project is done!

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

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.

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