Resources
Research Inquiries

Can't find what you're looking for? Research of our physical collections can be conducted when the Museum is open or by appointment.

 

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Research at the Franklin Historical Museum

Many of the resources at the Franklin Historical Museum have been digitized and are freely available online. Click the titles below to explore them today:

Digital Collections

Anne Giordano Postcard collection

Franklin Directories

Franklin High School Yearbooks

Franklin Maps

School Committee Reports

Town Annual Reports

Books

Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1778-1872

A History of the Town of Franklin, Mortimer Blake, 1879

Franklin Sentinel, 1900

Franklin and Wrentham, J.C. Gallison, 1904

Bicentenary of Benjamin Franklin's Birth, 1906

Sesquicentennial Celebration Program, 1928

Databases

Historic Figures of Franklin

Franklin Veterans

Civil War Veteran Bios

Franklin Historic Properties

City Mills Gravestones

Franklins around the United States

Local Historian Videos

Franklin, MA: The Past and the Present Part 1

Franklin, MA: The Past and the Present Part 2

Franklin, MA: The Past and the Present Part 3

Franklin, MA: The Past and the Present Part 4

Franklin, MA: The Railroad in Franklin

Franklin, MA: The A.J. Cataldo Fruit Store

Franklin, MA: The Town Pool

The History of Franklin, MA Decade by Decade: 1870s

The History of Franklin, MA Decade by Decade: 1880s

The History of Franklin, MA Decade by Decade: 1890s

The History of Franklin, MA Decade by Decade: 1900s

The History of Franklin, MA Decade by Decade: 1910s

The History of Franklin, MA Decade by Decade: 1920s

The History of Franklin, MA Decade by Decade: 1930s

The History of Franklin, MA Decade by Decade: 1940s

The History of Franklin, MA Decade by Decade: 1950s

The History of Franklin, MA Decade by Decade: 1960s

 

Once Upon a Town: Tour of Downtown Franklin

Once Upon a Town: Chilson Block

Once Upon a Town: Depot Plaza

Once Upon a Town: Felix Cataldo Block and Dana Block

Once Upon a Town: Flax Block

Once Upon a Town: The Fletcher Block

Once Upon a Town: Metcalf Block, Butman Building

Once Upon a Town: Morse Opera House Block

Once Upon a Town: The "New" Morse Block

Once Upon a Town: Ray Block

Once Upon a Town: Rome Restaurant Block

Once Upon a Town: Spear, AJ, and Cataldo Exchange

Once Upon a Town: Industries

Once Upon a Town: Gas Stations and Dealers

Once Upon a Town: Grocery Stores

Once Upon a Town: Post Office and YMCA

Once Upon a Town: Schools

Once Upon a Town: The Franklin 500

Once Upon a Town: Bob Catalano

Once Upon a Town: Paul DeBaggis

Once Upon a Town: Stephen Meyers