Franklin Historical Society to hold open house on Labor Day weekend

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Historical Society will hold an Open House on Saturday, August 30 and Monday, September 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour will allow attendees to familiarize themselves with the exhibits and knowledge of our docents at the Society's museum, located at 21 Holy Cross Road.

There will be a display of Franklin Business Memorabilia, including a Victorian parlor complete with pictures of Franklin's most prominent 19th century citizens, a replica school room from the days that the building was part of the NH Orphans Home, the tribute to Alice and John Shepard who worked for decades to produce the definitive early "History of Franklin", a drum set from a 1930's local band, and ca chance for people to peruse 19th century documents and engravings relating to the development of Franklin. The Society's president, curator and volunteer members will be available to answer questions on both days. The event is free and open to all, and inquiries about membership are encouraged.