Current Rotating Exhibits


This year for Veterans Day we are honoring all Franklin Veterans who served. Each veteran's name is displayed on a roster for the 

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Spanish American War

World War I

Korean War

Vietnam War

WWII scrap-books will be available for viewing as well. 

Visit us and find a relative's name, your grandfather, father, uncle, brother, sister, mother. Honor their service.

Opens Thursday 11/11 at 5:00PM through the end of November.



This exhibit honors the history of the Davis Thayer School Building alongside the students and teachers who occupied it for almost a century.

This exhibit will remain open for a limited time.

New and Upcoming Exhibits


The Franklin Historical Museum exhibits our collections on both a permanent and rotating basis. Come visit us and see history come to life!

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Timeline of Franklin History


Showcasing important dates, facts, and figures from Franklin's vibrant past, this exhibit details the history of the Town and displays some of the Museum's most exciting collection materials.

The Life of Horace Mann

Born in Franklin on May 4, 1796, Horace Mann is one of Franklin's most famous sons. This exhibit details his amazing life and accomplishments as an lawyer, educator, statesman, abolitionist, and humanitarian.

The Clara J. Foss Johnston Memorial Federal Parlor at the Oliver Pond House

The Federal Parlor Room is a marvelous example of what living in Franklin's oldest home would have been like in the 1800s.