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

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.

Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire

The April 4th program is open to all, with no admission charge, with light refreshments offered between the program and the regular monthly business meeting. Photos and other items newly donated will be presented and open to discussion. If you have not been to the Society in a while, come see what changes there are in the exhibits, and learn just a bit more about the fascinating history of the great city of Franklin.

REMINDER: April is the beginning of a new year for the Society, and members are reminded to please pay their yearly dues (only $10 per person, or $125 for a lifetime membership—may be mailed to the Society at P.O. Box 43, Franklin, 03235) and update any contact information, as well as an email address that may have changed.