The Franklin Historical Society for Planned Giving


The Franklin Historical Society, a 501 (c) 3 organization, is announcing today an easy way to continue your support of the Society’s endeavors. Although members dues provide a modicum of revenue to pay for some yearly expenses (electricity, water, printing of the roster, preservation supplies) donors are crucial for this meaningful organization to provide for the maintenance of its historic building, and to continue to improve its services and flourish well beyond the tenure of those working towards these goals today.

A gift to the Franklin Historical Society for Planned Giving in your Will or Trust enables you to support the mission of the Historical Society and make a difference in the lives of this community and enrich future generations. A bequest: 

  • is easy to arrange.
  • will not alter your current lifestyle in any way.
  • and can be easily modified to address your changing needs. 


Sustaining gifts can also be made during the donor’s lifetime to provide tax advantages, as donations to the Franklin Historical Society are tax deductible as allowed by current tax law. Cash amounts, transfer of stock or other securities can also be considered. 

The Franklin Historical Society has designated Independence Financial Advisers (IFA), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Franklin Savings Bank, as fiscal agent for donations to Franklin Historical Society for Planned Giving.  A short and easy phone call to Paul Gatehouse, (IFA) at (603) 934-8378 will start the process, IFA will then work with your estate planner/tax advisor to make all the necessary arrangements.

With a minimum commitment of $5,000 or more, you will be eligible for: 

  • a lifetime membership to the Historical Society
  • invitations to special gatherings throughout the year 
  • arranged private tours of the museum at the convenience of the member
  • recognition in the annual membership roster 
  • receiving the monthly Society e-newsletter via email, to be kept apprised of all that is going on at the Historical Society 
  • Your name on a Society for Planned Giving plaque on display in the meeting room of the Webster/Tay House
  • a Society for Planned Giving lapel pin, recognizing your philanthropic support 


Above all, you will have the certainty of knowing that your gift will continue to enhance the ability of the Franklin Historical Society to preserve and protect its collections and continue to educate Franklin children, residents, and visitors about the importance of understanding and appreciating the city’s rich past.

 THANK YOU  for considering this essential step in ensuring a legacy for Franklin’s future.

Franklin Historical Society-- Franklin, New Hampshire

Planned Giving