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February Publicity for New Exhibit Franklin Historical Museum

We invite you to visit the Museum Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. Although our hours are limited, there is still a lot to see. An exciting, permanent exhibit has recently been installed that is well worth the visit. Jim Johnston has installed a Federal Parlor in honor of his mother Clara F. Johnston. The beautifully appointed room brings you back in time to the way a Franklin home may have been decorated during the Federal period, late 1700s early 1800s.


A new exhibit will open in February that pays tribute to prominent women in Franklin history. Such names as Lydia Ray Pierce, Annie Ray Thayer, Alice Wiggin, Palma DeBaggis Johnson, Loraine Metcalf and Stella Kehayas Jeon are just some of the women who will be featured. 

While there, please check out our newly revamped and fully stocked Gift Shop. In addition to our popular ornaments, the gift shop offers, Franklin mugs, candles, pillows and many more Franklin themed items. Proceeds from Gift Shop support the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum.

During these sensitive times, the Museum complies with Covid regulations. Building occupancy is limited, face masks are required, and names are taken for contact tracing. The museum is wheelchair accessible, and admission is always free. The Franklin Historical Museum is located at located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin.

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