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

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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.

Our Donors Just Keep On Giving

The turn of the new year will certainly be remembered for its unforgiving cold periods and noticeable snowfall, leading to frequent trips for “building checks” at the Society and constant vigilance over water pipes and snow accumulation on roofs. At the same time, the Society greeted the New Year with, just possibly, a record number of material donations to its collections. Deeply felt and the most sincere thanks must be offered to acknowledge these gifts and their donors.