Last year was obviously a great challenge for all like organizations, but because of dedicated volunteers, a favorable arrangement allowing us to have a permanent home, and a solid financial outlook, the Franklin Historical Society has fared very well. With optimism, the Society anticipates an inexorable movement towards a more acceptable norm, regular meetings (probably not until deep into the summer or even fall), and a Christmas potluck dinner to celebrate and appreciate that which may have been taken for granted before: the simple joy of social interaction.

There will be an officers and board of directors meeting this month in Thompson Hall, courtesy of the Congregational-Christian Church and Glenn Morrill.

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