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
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.
The September speaker on the Thursday the 7th (at 7 pm, at Webster Place) will be Rob Sargent, discussing “Hidden Treasures of the Franklin Public Library”. He promises some exciting surprises, so this is a must-attend for the devoted history buff dedicated to saving and learning from Franklin’s artifacts. All are welcome, with light refreshments between the presentation and the Society’s regular business/board meeting, in which all are encouraged to participate.
Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire
Our Society Cookbook, $12, available online at Lulu.com, or from the Society.
MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.
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.