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

Available NOW! Our Society cookbook project is done!

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

MEMBER PRICE: $10, from the Society.

June offers the opportunity to “stock up” on plants for your garden, as the Society’s 4th Annual Plant Sale will take place on Sunday, June 23rd from 10 am to 2 pm (rain or shine, but preferably with favorable weather!) on the front lawn of the Society’s Webster/Tay building at Webster Place. The Society is looking to expand the sale from just plants of all varieties to garden tools (hand implements, shovels, rakes, pruners, etc.)  and even lawn ornaments (pedestals, urns, and one can never have too many flamingoes or gnomes...) and is asking donors of such items (must be in saleable condition) to contact Annette Andreozzi at 934-8222. Arrangements can be made to pick up donations, or they can be dropped off up until, and including, the morning of the sale.

​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.

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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.