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.
The Franklin Historical Society has been hosting and scheduling small wedding services at our St. Peters Chapel. Currently many couples are finding it difficult to find a place especially on short notice with the unavailability of court house weddings, travel problems for destination weddings and weather concerns for outdoor weddings. Within 24 hours the FHS can arrange a wedding.
If anyone would be interested or knows of someone who would like to rent the chapel please contact Jim or Marian Luckey at 414-421-6539.
Up Coming Events
The “Women Right to Vote” program will be rescheduled later in the year and all FHS programs and open houses dates will be updated on this website when known.
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.