Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire

Available NOW! Our Society cookbook project is done!

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

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.

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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 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

​There is definitely a crispness in the air, the leaves have shown their brilliant fall colors, and what has survived the winds and the force of gravity show the sparseness which is the harbinger of raking first, then shoveling. Even the most frugal Yankee has begrudgingly turned on the heat in the house, as overnight temps flirting with freezing are becoming more the norm, and the wife has finally won her case that it IS cold (chilly) in the kitchen in the morning with the furnace turned off. ​The Society and its volunteers do so much more than just collect “old things” and champion preservation. Keeping the past alive as a learning tool of how we should approach the future is a goal worth supporting. This holiday season please consider joining and even giving as gifts memberships to friends and family. Those who revere the past, respect the challenges tomorrow will inevitably bring.

The officers and board of directors would like to wish all the Happiest of Thanksgivings!