Research can be conducted when the Museum is open or by appointment.
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The Franklin Historical Museum collects a comprehensive collection of objects, artifacts, and documents pertaining to the history of the Town of Franklin which meet with its mission statement and collection scope. This includes, but is not limited to, furniture, paintings, textiles, agrarian tools, photographs, instruments, and historical documents. The materials in the Museum are separated into four categories - Library, Archives, Photos, and Museum Collections. Library materials are any bound volumes. They are mostly housed in the Library of the Museum. Archives materials are two-dimensional paper objects. Photos are photographic objects. This can range from actual photographs to negatives to slides. Museum Collections materials are any three-dimensional objects that do not fit in the other three categories. Use the quick links on the left to learn more!