Upcoming Events

We are proud

to participate in the 

FRANKLIN CULTURAL DISTRICT

 

ArtWALK

Join us for three 30-minute

piano performances 

Saturday, June 12

11:00AM  Philip Hall

12Noon  Alexander Morollo

 1:00PM  Ann Sears

These performances are sponsored by the

Massachusetts Cultural Council

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

Events at the Museum

Most of the annual events held at the Franklin Historical Museum are in the planning process now that COVID restrictions have been lifted. Check back often for updates.

Special Exhibit: Women in Franklin

February 2021 - June 2021

"Women in Franklin" pays tribute to all of the incredible women past and present who have had a positive impact on the Town of Franklin. It includes philanthropists Lydia Ray Pierce and Annie Ray Thayer, ladybug teacher Palma DeBaggis Johnson, swimming instructor Lorraine Metcalf, local historian Barbara Smith, and beloved English teacher Alice Wiggin. Come learn about their amazing lives and accomplishments, and that of many others, on Sundays from 1-4pm!

New Exhibit: The Clara J. Foss Memorial Federal Parlor at the Oliver Pond House

Opening: November 2020

The Franklin Historical Museum is excited to announce the opening of our newest exhibit: The Clara J. Foss Memorial Federal Parlor at the Oliver Pond House. This room, generously donated by James C. Johnston, Jr., exemplifies what living in Franklin's oldest home would have been like during the early 1800s. Come experience it for yourself today!

Special Exhibit: Elections in Franklin

November 2020 - January 2021

"Elections in Franklin" tells the story of presidential elections in the Town of Franklin, how the Town voted and how it compared to both the State of Massachusetts and the county as a whole. It also details fun facts about our past Presidents and their elections. For example, did you know that Martin van Buren was the first natural-born American to become President in 1837 or that Grover Cleveland is the only President to serve two terms that were not back-to-back? Come learn more on Sundays from 1-4pm!