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, the Society meets on the first Thursday of the month from April through November. Scroll down the page to see directional photos. 

View or Print Directions to the Webster/Tay House
21 Holy Cross Rd

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

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.

The Franklin Historical Society is running a scavenger hunt fundraising event. It will run until September 4th. 2024 Entry forms are available at the Webster Tay Museum (click the button for more information). Or by special arrangement by calling 603-848-5530.

For those wishing to communicate or send dues, donations, or packages via the US Postal service, please use the Society’s mailing address of
PO Box 43,
Franklin, NH 03235

​The Society DOES NOT accept mail deliveries at the Holy Cross Road address, the use of which could cause the mail to be returned or delayed.

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Because we have no idea how popular the June presentation of “100 Years of Class Day Parades” will be, and with parking complications multiplying at Webster Place, the June 6th meeting of the Franklin Historical Society will now be at Peabody Place Retirement Living at 24 Peabody Place, in the meeting room just off the main lobby. The event will still be at 7 pm.

Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire

The verbal history book “Echoes from the Mills” has been reprinted by the Society and is now available for only $15. Also available, NEW! is a 13 1/2 by 23 1/2 copy of the 1890 map of Webster Lake, with a legend identifying businesses (ice houses) and owners of homes around the lake. Suitable for framing! On card stock for only $10. Please click on “Contact” and fill out the required information if you are interested in obtaining copies.