Museum Hours

Saturday Mornings

Sunday Afternoons

Thursday Evenings

10AM-1PM

1PM-4PM

5PM-8PM

Admission is always Free.

Handicap access and elevator available at back door of museum

Contact Us

email

franklinmuseum1778@gmail.com

 

Mailing Address

Franklin Historical Commission

c/o Town of Franklin

355 East Central Street

Franklin, MA 02038

Mary Olsson – Chairperson

Phyllis Malcolm - Treasurer

Colette Ferguson

Richard Remillard

Paul Pisani

Brock Leiendecker

Open Position

Franklin Historical Commission Members

Visit us soon!

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.