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Silent Saturdays

 Silent Movies

at the Museum 6:00PM

May 4th


A 1927 WWI Epic

A romantic action-war picture, starring Clara Bow, Paramount's biggest star at the time


Additional Scheduled films in May


May 11th

Short Films from oz

 A collection of short films produced by L Frank Baum in the 1910s based on his own famous 1900 childrens book 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'

May 18

(not yet scheduled)

May 25

(tentative) The Lost Battalion

a 1919 American silent war film about units of the 77th Infantry Division (the "Lost Battalion") penetrating deep into the Argonne Forest of France during WWI. The film was directed by Burton L. ing and features Major Charles W. Whittlesey and a number of actual soldiers from the 77th who portrayed themselves in the film. It was released July 2, 1919 in North America. The film was remade in 2001 by Russell Mulcahy.

Scheduled Events
Always Free

Saturday May. 4, 10-1

A celebration of the birthday of Franklin-born Horace Mann – a key figure in 19th century reform movements. Join us for cake and a short classic documentary about Horace Mann.

Sunday  May 5, 1-5

 'THIS OLD THING?' --An Antique Appraisal Adventure with James C. “Jim” Johnston, who has been in the antique and appraisal business for more than six decades. Appraisals are ‘on-the-spot’ and oral and are $5 for the first appraisal and $3 for additional items, up to a maximum of three.

Sunday May 12, 1-4

The Second Sunday Speaker Series  continues with an intimate look at Franklin early in the 20th century through the exquisite ‘glass negative’ images of homes, businesses and people taken between about 1910 and 1920. Historical Commission Vice Chair Mary Olsson will be your tour guide to yesteryear. Presentation begins at 1:15

Saturday May 18, 9-3

In honor of Commencement Day at Dean College, the museum is hosting a small exhibit of memorabelia and continuous showings of Dean's 1965 Centennial film (with lost of shots of mid-century Franklin) throughout the day. Hours are extended from 9am-3pm

Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27

In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, the museum will be showing film and videos related to local veterans during regular hours, Saturday 10-1 and Sunday 1-4. There will also be a small informational  display about the Army Air Corps pilot killed in a training incident in Franklin in 1943. On Monday, May 27th the museum will have special hours. More to follow.

'Cinema 80' Films and the 'Silent Saturday' Series continue (FREE)

Silent Saturdays start at 6 PM on 4 Saturdays of the month. Chris Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV. 

MAY 4th- Wings, a 1927 WWI epic, 

MAY 11th - Short Films from OZ

May 18 - To be scheduled

May 25th - (tentative) The Lost Battalion

Since 2018, the Franklin Historical Museum has played host to a variety of speakers from around New England who cover a wide range of topics from the Revolutionary War to baseball player Eddie Grant. The series takes place on the second Sunday of every month and is free to the public. We hope you will join us for our next event!

The Second Sunday Speaker Series is supported by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum

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