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.
Up Coming Events
On Saturday August 15 the Franklin Historical Society will open our historic buildings for public touring from 1 to 3 PM. In the Franklin Town Hall there will be two new most impressive displays of Native American Projectile Points (arrowheads) and Original Carvings from the Scared Hearts Church know today as St. Martin of Tours. Other displays include The Gross/Miller Family Collection, Weaving, General Store, Evolution of Clothes Washing, Old Fashioned Kitchen, and others. Please join us for this free family event.
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.