Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Massachusetts Cultural District Initiative Site Visit - Sep 20

Franklin Cultural District Committee Meeting 
Massachusetts Cultural District Initiative Site Visit 

Franklin Cultural District, Franklin, MA

Thursday, September 20, 2018
10:30 AM to 3:30 PM

10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Round table with Municipal Leaders
Ben Franklin Meeting Room, Franklin Public Library, 118 Main Street

11:20 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. Tour of District

Tour Route:

1. Franklin Public Library
Felicia Oti, Director; Caleigh Keating, Youth Services Librarian
2. Main Street, North. 
Jeffrey Nutting
Town of Franklin Revitalization Initiatives 
National Register Historic Districts
3. Franklin Town Common, Main and High
Farmers Market
Concerts on the Common
4. Main and Pleasant
Ben Franklin Classical Charter School 
Veterans Monuments
5. Main and Church
Brick School House 
Church Street
O'Reagan Early Childhood Center 
Oak Street Elementary School 
Horace Mann Middle School
6. Franklin High School
Dr. Sara Ahern; Dr. Joyce Edwards 
7. Franklin Senior Center
Karen Alves, Director 
8. Franklin Town Common
9. Union and West Central
Davis Thayer School
Dean College
CCMC Property
Hayward Mills
Ray Memorial Cemetery
10. West Central and Emmons 
Horace Mann Statue 
New Development
Franklin United Methodist Church
11. Dean College. Campus Center: The Main Stage and Guidrey Center.
Dr. Paula Rooney, President; Paul Resten, Dean of School of Continuing Studies, Assoc. VP of Business Development; Tracy Lane, Assistant to the Dean, Palladino School of Dance and School of the Arts; John Rooke, Director, Center for Business, Entertainment & Sport Management

Break For Lunch, Dean College Campus Center 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

District Tour (Continued)
12. Main Street
Roberta Trahan and Lisa Piana
Downtown Streetscape Improvements
13. Franklin School for the Performing Arts 
Raye Lynn Mercer, Founder and Director; Kim Rezendes, Asst. Dir.; Hallie Wetzell, Asst. Dir.
14. Teddy Gallagher's Irish Pub
15. Emma's Quilt Cupboard and Sewing Center
16. The Little Shop of Olive Oils
Culinary Arts and Franklin Center Restaurants
MBTA Commuter Rail Station
East Central Street New Development
17. Franklin Downtown Partnership
Roberta Trahan; Lisa Piana
Alan Mercer, Director of Advancement; Raye Lynn Mercer, Executive Director
19. Franklin Historical Museum
Mary Olsson

2:40 - 3:25 p.m. Round table with Partnering Organizations and Stakeholders
Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central Street

The full agenda document can be found online

Massachusetts Cultural District Initiative Site Visit - Sep 20
Massachusetts Cultural District Initiative Site Visit - Sep 20

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