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’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. It would make a great Christmas present!
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!