Available NOW! Our Society cookbook project is done!

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

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.

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 Society’s museum is now open every Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm, offering free guided tours of the exhibits, and sales of books on the history of Franklin, postcards, and other merchandise, as well as membership information and snacks—ice cream, drinks, and trail mix bars! If you are using the Rail Trail, stop in and learn how rich this area is in legacy and lore.


The Society normally has held its monthly meeting on the first Thursday of the month. In July, that places the meeting day squarely in competition to the activities of the Fourth of July. This month, in lieu of a meeting, members are encouraged to investigate the many fascinating and educational historical sites that NH natives so often overlook or take for granted. In August members will share experiences with the Society, including any photos taken, if possible. The Franklin Historical Society will then not meet in July, but will again gather the first Thursday in August to hear and enjoy the collective stories of its members’ July excursions. And don’t forget to stop, along the way, to read any historical markers you may encounter...



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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