- On our front lawn children will love the creative Balloon Art from Bobo the Clown while enjoying a bag of freshly popped popcorn
- Inside discover the many Vintage Images of Franklin at our special postcard exhibit
- The postcards, from our archives, tell the story of a Franklin of yesteryear with familiar locations and some long gone. Discover how Franklin streets looked over 100 years ago
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Sunday, September 25, 2022
What is happening at the Franklin Historical Museum in October?
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Franklin Harvest Festival scheduled for Oct 1
Harvest Festival October 1
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Franklin Downtown Partnership schedules 19th Annual Harvest Festival for October 1
Franklin Downtown Partnership’s 19th annual Harvest Festival will be held in downtown Franklin Saturday, October 1, with a rain date of October 2, from noon to 5 PM.
The Festival will encompass the areas of Main Street, Dean Avenue, West Central Street, and Depot Street, as well as the large parking area behind Rockland Bank.
There will be more than 160 vendor booths, in addition to entertainment, foods, kids’ activities, balloon art, specials from downtown merchants, and artwork and crafts.
Visit the Franklin Downtown Partnership page -> https://www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/
|Franklin Downtown Partnership schedules 19th Annual Harvest Festival for October 1|
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Downtown Franklin Harvest Festival Scheduled for October 1
The Franklin Downtown Partnership, www.franklindowntownpartnership.org, is a nonprofit, 501©3 organization made up of more than 400 business owners, community leaders and residents working to stimulate economic development downtown and create a positive impact throughout the area.
Monday, August 1, 2022
Harvest Festival scheduled for Oct 1, 2022
The Franklin Downtown Partnership is excited to host the Harvest Festival in downtown Franklin on Saturday, October 1 from noon to 5 PM, with a rain date of Sunday, October 2. Please save the date to come out and enjoy this family fun, community event that will feature local businesses, entertainment, foods from local restaurants, kid crafts and activities, shop specials, and arts and crafts.
FDP members can register for booth space now. Non-members can register beginning August 10, 2022.
Visit the Downtown Partnership page -> https://www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/
Friday, July 15, 2022
Franklin Harvest Festival Sponsorships available for those wanting to make a difference
Put the Spotlight on Your Business
Friday, October 8, 2021
Thank You to Everyone who Made the Harvest Festival Possible
Biggest and Best Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Harvest Festival - a successful sunny day in Franklin (photo essay)
There were hundreds, maybe thousands, of folks walking downtown, along Main St, along Depot St, enjoying music at the Dean Ave corner (Dancin' on Dean), along the Rockland Trust parking lot, into THE BLACK BOX parking lot, crossing West Central St to the Historical Museum. How do you count that kind of crowd? Forget about counting, just enjoy it!
|some of the early crowd along Main St|
|State Rep Jeff Roy decked out for Ben Gardner's boat|
|Fire Dept. was visible, they will have their own October fire safety open house Saturday, Oct 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM|
|a 'meta' moment, Pete shares a photo with Chris, while I take theirs|
|vendor booths were plentiful, including newly open Fresh Start Market|
|activities for families ran the gamut including painting pumpkins at Franklin Agway booth|
|the only time the food court tables were empty was when they were set up|
Thanks to the Franklin Downtown Partnership and to the many hands that made this such a success!
Friday, October 1, 2021
Harvest Festival - Handicap parking available at Dean Bank (Dean Ave)
Handicap parking during the Oct. 2 Harvest Festival will be available in the Dean Bank parking lot behind the bank from noon to 5 PM
Franklin Police - Road Closure Alert - Saturday, Oct 2 for Harvest Festival
This Saturday October 2nd from 10am-6pm Main Street will be closed from Rt. 140 to Emmons Street for the 18th Annual Harvest Festival.
Stop by and support the Franklin Downtown Partnership!
Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/franklinpolice/status/1443607605260210181?s=03
|Franklin Police - Road Closure Alert - Saturday, Oct 2 for Harvest Festival|
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Franklin Downtown Partnership shares music performance schedule for Harvest Festival - Oct 2
Ben Gardner's Boat - noon to 2:15
The Driftwoods - 2:45 to 5
Jamie Barrett - 2:30 to 3:30
Before 2:30 & after 3:30, performances by FPAC and FSPA students.
|Franklin Downtown Partnership shares music performance schedule for Harvest Festival - Oct 2|
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
October events at the Franklin Historical Museum
The museum is happy to once again be participating in the annual Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 2. The museum will have a display of photographs depicting farms, farm life, animals, gardens and harvesting. The series of photographs from early 20th century Franklin, is from the private collection of Franklin photographer Nathan Wales’ images. The museum is also happy to be host vintage cars from the local car club, the Red Devils. We will serve apple cider and cookies on the porch. The Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum will have a table out front selling Christmas Ornaments from the gift shop. We look forward to you stopping by!
We’re very excited to have author Stephen Puleo return for our Second Sunday Speaker Series on October 10. Steve’s recently released book, Voyage of Mercy will be the topic of his presentation. Thousands of ships left Ireland during the potato famine in the late 1840s, transporting the starving and destitute away from their homeland. The first to sail in the other direction was the USS Jamestown, a converted warship stripped of its guns and committed to the peaceful delivery of food, clothing, and supplies. The USS Jamestown, the Irish famine, and the remarkable story of America’s first humanitarian mission. Join us for this compelling presentation. Doors open at 1:00PM. Presentation to start by 1:15PM. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum.
The museum is open Thursday evenings 5 PM - 7 PM; Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM and Sundays 1 PM - 4 PM. Visit our giftshop for fun and unique Franklin gift items. We are wheelchair accessible and admission is always free. Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central Street.
|October events at the Franklin Historical Museum|
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Town Administrator Jamie Hellen with another "Talk Franklin" episode - 09/24/21(audio)
FM #613 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 613 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing Communication Specialist Lily Rivera. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.
We talk about:
Community Preservation Committee
215 Prospect St Chap 61 process
Housing Production Plan – Planning Board – 9/27
Oct 6 – Town Council joint session with School Committee
Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 36 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Lily.** Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c717bcfd-8bb7-4040-b371-518b49230af0
Community Preservation Committee
Agenda - 9/29 https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/2021-09-29_cpc_agenda_3.pdf
Agenda - 10/4 https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/2021-10-01_cpc_agenda_1.pdf
Harvest Festival scheduled for October https://www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/2021/04/harvest-festival-scheduled-for-october.html
Housing Production Plan (revised draft)
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|Town Administrator Jamie Hellen with another "Talk Franklin" episode - 09/24/21(audio)|