DUE TO COVID-19:
Masks required for entry.
Social distancing monitored.
Admission is always FREE.
Handicap access via an elevator is available at the back entrance of the Museum.
Visit us soon!
Franklin Historical Commission Members
Mary Olsson – Chairperson
Phyllis Malcolm - Treasurer
Franklin Historical Commission
c/o Town of Franklin
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street
The Franklin Historical Museum was founded in 1972 and is devoted to the collection, preservation and display of the history of Franklin, MA. In May of 2010 we moved to 80 West Central Street, the former Senior Center and originally the first Town Hall.
The museum includes a collection of roughly 4000 artifacts including projectile points used by the Native North Americans that inhabited this region hundreds of years ago, Wedding dresses owned and worn by Franklin residents from as long ago as 1893, a tribute to Horace Mann, a Veteran's display, pictures and items from Franklin's many schools over the years, and hundreds of other historical items from the last 300 years, all vital to the study of Franklin history.
In addition to our collections, we also have several research projects ongoing including: identifying veterans from our vast library of veteran photographs, posting the Civil War veterans research project conducted by Franklin High School students, as well as transcription diaries and war-time letters
The museum is run by the appointed members of the Franklin Historical Commission and a group of dedicated volunteers.