Thursday, June 11, 2015

1 reason to stop at Franklin's Historical Museum today

During the Strawberry Stroll:
"The wedding gowns are up! Visit us Thursday night during the Annual Strawberry Stroll, stop by this weekend or any time we are open. We have the Palma Johnson's wedding dress, Claire Thibedeau's dress, a gown from 1890, a gown worn by mother and daughter, gowns fromt the 40's and 50's, the 'parachute dress' and more. Come and enjoy this display that has become one of our most popular!"

lace detail of one wedding gown
lace detail of one wedding gown

At 7:00 PM, just as the Stroll ends, Susan Elliot will talk about her research into slavery in Franklin at the Franklin Public Library.
Slavery in Franklin? Records show that there were in fact men and women of color owned as property, not only in the South, but throughout New England and by prominent Franklin families in the late 1700's and early 1800's. Susan Elliott's informative exhibit, with details about slaves in our town is now on display at the museum. Learn about a man named Ceasar owned by the Pond family. Extensive research was done in preparation for this revealing exhibit.

Historical Museum display on slavery in Franklin
Historical Museum display on slavery in Franklin
Photos from the Historical Museum Facebook collection

Visit the Historical Museum online here

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