Although there will be no meeting this month, August will signal a return to regular gatherings at Webster Place. Mostly intended to be a “catch up” business meeting with no guest speaker, a display is being arranged to exhibit long held but hidden gems from the Society’s collections, as well as recent and fascinating additions. More details will be forthcoming.

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

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

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.

The Society is now open every Saturday through Labor Day, 10 am to 2 pm. Only groups of four or less will be allowed to tour per docent, for safety and reasons of security.

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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 June Plant Sale exceeded expectations. Initially the revenue tally was less than last year, but later donations and after-sale activity (due mostly to Annette Andreozzi’s efforts) boosted the bottom line to over $1,000! Thank you to all who contributed plants and other sales items (Annette, Dan and Karen Darling, Glenn Morrill, Donna and Roy Gilbreth, Elizabeth Jewell and her parents Jack and Bettey Tobey, Nita Tomasewski, Annie Lund, and Lisa West and her son Tyler Baroody), and who helped with the sale itself (Annette, Rita & Bob Norander, Sandra Burney, Cindy Campbell & Brian Campbell (for roadside signs), Sally Bussiere, Karen Darling and her youth group volunteer Roxy Morrison). The collective contributions of all these volunteers is deeply appreciated, with the proceeds certainly proving the efficacy of their efforts!

Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire