Thursday, March 21, 2019

April At The Franklin Historical Museum

A sure sign of Spring … 
The Franklin Historical Museum will resume its Thursday evening hours beginning Thursday April 4

Now that the snow has cleared and we have a little more daylight in the evenings we welcome visitors on Thursday evenings from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, in addition to our Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon schedule. 

Come in and experience our collection of the Stanley Chilson films, which will be available to view Thursday evenings. The Chilson films provide a look back at Franklin from the early 1930s to the late 1950s. Parades, town events, new road construction, church events and everyday life was capture on film by Stanley Chilson and left to the town of Franklin as a way to look back and remember the way things were in our beloved town.

Our Second Sunday Speaker Series on Sunday April 14 features Cambridge architect Thomas J. Stohlman who will discuss historical architecture as well as share stories of his experience as a long time volunteer at the Boston Public Library. Doors open at 1:00 with the presentation scheduled for 1:15.

The Franklin Cultural Commission is pleased to welcome newly hired archivist, Rebecca Finnigan as she takes on the task of archiving the museum’s vast collection of Franklin photographs, artifacts, documents, books, and newspapers. The commission looks forward to working with Rebecca and moving the museum forward into the digital age. One of our mutual goals is to be able to share our collection online. More information to follow.

The museum is located at 80 West Central Street, we’re open Saturday mornings 10 AM - 1 PM; Sunday afternoons 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and Thursday evenings 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Admission is always free, donations are always welcome. Visit us soon and discover your history.

April At The Franklin Historical Museum (FHM photo)
April At The Franklin Historical Museum (FHM photo)

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