Monday, September 16, 2019

October 2019 at the Franklin Historical Museum

Be creative and have Fun! 

The Franklin Historical Museum will host our second annual Scarecrow contest in conjunction with this year’s Harvest Festival, October 5th. The contest is open to all and entrees should be fun, creative, positive and non-violent. Scarecrows should be delivered, and set up on the museum between 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM to be on display throughout the day until 5:00 PM. No fee to enter the contest.

The museum will have special Saturday hours on October 5th, open 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM as we participate in the Harvest Festival. Join us for warm apple cider, donuts and Halloween treats.

The Second Sunday Speaker Series on October 13th features celebrated author and former Franklin resident Mike Tougias. One of our most popular speakers from last year, returns to discuss his 2018 book, Above & Beyond – John F. Kennedy and America’s Most Dangerous Cold War Spy Mission. Learn about the deeply human story of President Kennedy and two U-2 pilots who risked their lives to save America during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Doors open 1:00 PM, presentation starts at 1:10 PM. The Second Sunday Speaker Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum.

Join us for our annual Halloween Cemetery Tour, conducted by Professor Rob Lawson from the Dean College History department, Wednesday night, October 31st. Interested residents should meet at the steps of the museum at 4:45. We’ll walk down to the Union Street Cemetery where the tour will start at 5:00 PM. Following the cemetery tour, all are invited to embark on a second tour to see the ‘haunted’ spaces on the Dean College Campus.

Visit the museum gift shop during regular museum hours and pick up our popular Gazebo ornament for yourself or a friend who loves Franklin. Cat’s Meow designs available while they last.

For more information visit our website,, our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. The museum is ADA compliant, admission is always free, donations are always welcome.

October 2019 at the Franklin Historical Museum
October 2019 at the Franklin Historical Museum

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