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Victorian Mourning Customs Featured at Fair

The Franklin County HIstorical Society (FCHS) invites attendees of the Franklin County Fair to meet a Victorian lady in mourning as interpreted by Franklin County native, Wendy (Meyer) Zohrer. Zohrer will be wearing mourning dress appropriate to a widow in the late 1800’s. She will display and interpret family mourning jewelry, remembrance cards, and additionalContinue Reading

Summary Notes of the Board Planning Meeting

Board members met with an outside planning professional to discuss strategic issues faced by the society. Read the notes from that meeting by clicking here. The board will be addressing such issues a size, flexibility, by-laws, acquisitions policy and more in the coming year.Continue Reading

Recap Movie of Historical Tour of Homes

Sunday December 6 we visited six locations and learned many historical footnotes.  ABCM provided a bus and many took advantage of riding and not driving.   This event was a fundraiser for the Old Stone House. Harriman Nielsen committee members decorated the home for the holidays.  We send a big thanks out to them!  Did youContinue Reading

Welcome to the blog for the Franklin County Historical Society.   Please wander around and enjoy the articles and pictures!Continue Reading

History Begins Here

The Museum is open from January 15 through November 15: Monday - Friday, 1 to 4. 

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the museum is also open Sunday 1 to 4.

We will happily open at other times by appointment. Send an e-mail any time, call during regular museum hours, or during off hours, call Franklin County Tourism at 1 641 456 5668.

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