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.


The Franklin Historical Society has started our spring grade school program where the children are instructed as if they are students in 1908. After their class work is done they tour our other historic buildings. The FHS has graduated over 7,500 students in this program. The historic barn museum being built this year will be an important extension of this educational program.


FHS Luanne instructs class

Upcoming Events

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Historic Christmas Village Weekend

Joint Holiday/Tree Lighting Weekend Events by the Franklin Historical Society and the Franklin Public Library

Saturday, December 3rd

FHS Historic Village, Lions Legend Park

9200 S. Legend Dr. (Loomis Rd & Drexel Ave.)

Whelan School Christmas Open House – 3 p.m.

Tree Lighting, Town Hall – 5 p.m.

Historic Church Services, St. Peters Chapel

4p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.

Non-denominational service with kerosene lamps and pump organ. Enjoy cookies and cider in the Town Hall following each service. The program is a free family event and visitors are welcomed to come in 19th century attire!

*All historic buildings will be open for tours.*

Sunday, December 4th

Franklin Public Library

9151 W. Loomis Road


4 p.m. ——– Caroling (in front of the fire place)

4:30 p.m. —- Meet & Greet Santa & Mrs. Claus

4:30- 6 p.m. – Hot Chocolate, Treats and Holiday Themed

Activities (Fadrow Room)

** Please bring non-perishable food items to support the Franklin

Food Pantries!**