Discover With Us

As you enter our Franklin Public Library immediately to your left on the wall is a great pictorial display of the St. Martins area of Franklin. Mr. Robert Storm an historian of the St. Martins area has developed and built the display for the Franklin Historical Society and the library. Please take a look for

From Our Files – Elsie Martin

The photo was sent to Doug Schmidt, FHS Board Member, by Lloyd Martin who was born in Franklin. It is a picture of his grandmother Elsie Martin and an unidentified woman sitting on chairs in the rear of an old farm truck ready to be in a parade for the opening or reopening of Rawson

Franklin History Quiz Two

HISTORY QUIZ #2 This Franklin history quiz is definitely a challenging one! The first letter clues are given and the answers can be found in the Cabins to Condos publication, in past articles in the “Historically Speaking” column published in the Chronicle or in the past Franklin Historical Society newsletters. Good luck! F_____________former Mayor of

Franklin History Quiz One

DO YOU KNOW……. Here is a list of 20 questions to see what you know about the history of Franklin. All of the questions are taken from articles that appeared in the Franklin Citizen (now called the Chronicle) in the column entitled “Historically Speaking” by Judy Scherrer or appeared in stories in the Cabins to

Remembering The Area Called Harrisburg

REMEMBERING THE AREA CALLED “HARRISBURG” The name was “Harrisburg” and it once was one of four hamlets in Franklin that developed along major transportation routes, similar to St. Martins, Painesville and Oakwood. Harrisburg was located at the intersection of St. Martins Rd. and S. North Cape Rd. near the western edge of Franklin. A mile

From The Author

Coming Soon……… “FOOTPRINTS OF FRANKLIN” (A Book of Stories about Franklin’s Past)   Franklin has been my home ever since I was born and I love living here. Early members of my family have been here since the mid 1800’s on farms that have remained in our family for 100-150 years. For as long as

Civil War in Song

Civil War In Song On Saturday April 11, 2015 the Franklin Historical Society as part of our annual membership meeting will present our renowned “Civil War In Song” program. The membership meeting will start at 12:30 PM in the Fadrow room of the Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Rd. The Civil War In Song

St. Peter’s Chapel

Franklin: Then and Now ST. PETER’S CHAPEL: THEN & NOW It was once known as St. Peter’s Lutheran Church when it stood on its original site located on S. 68 th St., north of Rawson Avenue. Built in 1869 by German Lutherans who had left St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Franklin, the church remained in