Franklin Historical Society

The mission of the Franklin Historical Society is to seek to preserve and foster appreciation of local history and to maintain living museums for educational and community enrichment.


Upcoming Events


The Franklin Historical Society presents

The “Waukesha Regiment” – 28th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry program 
by Kent Peterson from the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

The date is Saturday April 13th, 2019 at the Franklin Public Library 9151 W. Loomis Rd. starting at noon. The program will last approximately one hour, and will be open free to the general public. Afterwards the FHS will serve some snacks and beverages. Mr. Peterson in uniform will join us to answer any questions about his lecture. Please join us for this interesting and educational event.

Historic District

The Franklin Historical Society’s village of buildings has been land marked in 2018 as a “Historic District” by the Milwaukee County Historical Society.Pictured below is our new General Store display in the Old Town Hall.


The Stories of St. Martins



The Franklin Historical Society is pleased to announce another printing of its latest publication, The Stories of St. Martins, by local historian, Robert Storm. The book can be purchased for only $20 at the Franklin Public Library 9151 W. Loomis Rd. or Crossroads ll Pizza & Subs 11357 W. St. Martins Rd., or mailed to your home for a cost of $25 by calling Jim Luckey at 414-421-6539.
This book provides a detailed look a the historic village of St. Martins, Wisconsin including who was responsible for the village’s name, its location, and the canal that was planned for the area; when were the former and existing buildings constructed, who did the construction, and names of the family members that resided in them; a look at the businesses and churches, and profiles of some of the founding fathers.

Barn Museum Update

The Franklin Historical Society is proud to announce that a City of Franklin permit has been issued, and a contract has been signed with Vesel Contractors to begin construction of the building early in 2019. From the picture below you can see the foundation was done in the fall of 2017. We will have a grand opening on the Fourth of July 2019!