Showing posts with label historical museum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label historical museum. Show all posts

Saturday, April 20, 2024

A Dream Shared - an art exhibit & talk back on April 25 from 4 - 6 PM

A Dream Shared - an art exhibit & talk back on April 25 from 4 - 6 PM
A Dream Shared - an art exhibit & talk back 
Hello Community! 
We are excited to share this collaboration between Dean College, the Franklin Public School District MA and the Franklin Historical Museum with Fatima Wojohat
All are welcome to stop in!

When:  April 25, 2024 from 4 to 6 PM

Where: Franklin Historical Museum

Franklin Culture, Town of Franklin, Franklin Cultural Council, Franklin Town News, Franklin Downtown Partnership, Franklin Art Association, Franklin Public Library Official Site, Franklin, MA News



Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Silent Saturdays: Early Animation Short Films - April 20 at 6 PM

Silent Saturdays start at 6 PM on four Saturdays of the month: Chris Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV. He developed this program of films in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center.
  • April 20 – Early Animation Shorts,  including Steamboat Willie, The Dinosaur and The Missing Link, and other gems.

    Early Animation Shorts
    Early Animation Shorts
The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin. The museum is open Saturday mornings from 10 AM - 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1 PM - 4 PM. 


When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non-perishable item for the Franklin Food Pantry. Check their current needs listing here ->   https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/get-involved/pantry-needs/


Visit the Museum online at https://www.franklinmuseum1778.com

Friday, April 12, 2024

Franklin's Event Outlook: April 12, 2023 to April 18, 2024


Friday, April 12

10:00am Knitting Group (Franklin Public Library)

1:00pm Animals in the Spring (Franklin Public Library)

7:30pm James Montgomery Band with the Daybreakers (THE BLACK BOX)


Saturday, April 13

10:00am Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

10:30am Animal Affair (Franklin Public Library)

2:00pm Holi Celebration (Franklin Public Library)

3:00pm April Fool’s Concert (Franklin Public Library)

6:00pm Silent Saturdays: "Metropolis" (Franklin Historical Museum)


Sunday, April 14

1:00pm Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

1:15pm Second Sunday Speaker (Franklin Historical Museum)

2:00pm Eid Celebration (Franklin Public Library)


Monday, April 15 - Tax Day/Marathon Monday/Patriots Day

be wishes to all the runners and their supports for a good running weather day

Tuesday, April 16

10:30am Toe Jam Puppet Band! (Franklin Public Library)

6:00pm Table Top (Franklin Public Library)

7:00pm Trivia Night (Raillery Public House)

7:30pm Voice of Franklin, part of Toastmasters International (Franklin TV Studio)


Wednesday, April 17

9:00am Fallen Hero: John J. Kell (Franklin Veterans Walkway, Town Common)

10:30am Ed Popielarczyk Magic Show (Franklin Public Library)

11:00am Franklin Q&A (Franklin Senior Center)

1:00pm Petite Picassos (Franklin Public Library)


Thursday, April 18

8:30am Town Council Office Hours (Franklin Senior Center)

10:30am The BenAnna Band! (Franklin Public Library)

1:30pm Thinking Money for Kids (Franklin Public Library)

5:30pm Teen Wire Wrapping Workshop (Franklin Public Library)

6:30pm How to Steal a Masterpiece (Franklin Public Library)

7:00pm Community Coffee Conversations: One Franklin (Birchwood Bakery)


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Why have multiple calendars?
There is a Cultural events calendar upon which other community events are layered to create the Community calendar.

Respectfully, the Library and Senior Center calendars are too full of events to include all their events so we tend to focus on the major events. Town and School meetings are also kept separate. Links for all the calendars are shared here:

The Cultural calendar displays only the cultural events      https://www.franklinculture.org/things-do/pages/calendar

Find the full Community event calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Library calendar of events ->    calendar link

The Senior Center calendar of events ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/node/39/events/month/39/2023-12

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26 

The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open for viewing (and purchasing the art displayed) during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

Franklin's Event Outlook: April 12, 2023 to April 18, 2024
Franklin's Event Outlook: April 12, 2023 to April 18, 2024

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Special Programs in honor of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day at the Historical Museum - Apr 27 & 28

April 27 & 28 Special Programs in honor of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day (April 24), which marks the beginning of the organized killing of Armenians within the Ottoman empire in 1915. This event was responsible for many survivors fleeing to America, many of whom established a vibrant local community in Franklin, including Camp Haiastan, still located on Summer St.

Saturday, April 27 – During regular museum hours, we expect to share items from Franklin’s Armenian past as well as short films about the Armenian Genocide plus the Silent Saturday showing of Ravished Armenia.
Silent Saturday showing of Ravished Armenia

Sunday April 28 - Franklin’s Mark Minichelli will discuss the history of the genocide and the local community and will share video of his grandmother, Helen Boghosian, a genocide survivor who lived most of her life in Franklin.

The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin. The museum is open Saturday mornings from 10AM-1PM and Sunday afternoons from 1:00PM-4:00PM. When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non-perishable item for the Franklin Food Pantry. 

Questions? Contact Alan Earls at 508 560 3786.   

Visit the Franklin Historical Museum online at https://www.franklinmuseum1778.com

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the “Ladybug” - April 20

In 1974, a contingent of Franklin elementary school students, led by beloved teacher Parma Johnson, convinced the Massachusetts legislature to name the useful and attractive ladybug, as the state insect. 

Fifty years later, in coordination with the Franklin Downtown Partnership’s Ladybug Trail walk, the Franklin Historical Museum will be open for extended Saturday hours, from 9-3 and will feature:
Convenient access to restrooms and trail maps for trail walkers
Sale of special hand-crafted ladybug items (key chains and book marks) created by local crafter, Rhondy Rosita, with all sales benefiting the museum. 
At 11 AM, State Representative Jeff Roy will speak about the Ladybug kids and about the legislative process then and now – an informative topic for kids and adults!
The Museum will also be showing throughout the day, a short Chronicle segment about the Ladybug Trail and a presentation about the 1974 ladybug kids and the 1984 Kennedy School kids that went to the statehouse in 1984, for the 10th anniversary.
Vintage newspaper clips and ladybug outfits used by Franklin children in their 1974 ‘lobbying’ effort.
And, late in the afternoon, we plan to release live native ladybugs at the nearby Methodist Church garden as a finale for the celebration.
All Saturday events are rain or shine (the Downtown Partnership’s Trail Walk, however, has a rain date of Sunday, April 21). The museum will only be open for regular hours, 1-4 pm, on that day.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the “Ladybug” - April 20
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the “Ladybug” - April 20


Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central St, in downtown Franklin, near the fire station. You can also visit the Historical Museum on the web at
http://franklinhistoricalmuseum.org/  

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Silent Saturdays: "Metropolis" - April 13 at 6 PM

Silent Saturdays start at 6 PM on four Saturdays of the month: Chris Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV. He developed this program of films in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center.
  • April 13 – Metropolis, is a formative film in the science fiction genre by Fritz Lang. It portrays a convincing, futuristic and totalitarian city complete with creepy robots. 
Metropolis
Metropolis



The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin. The museum is open Saturday mornings from 10 AM - 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1 PM - 4 PM. 


When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non-perishable item for the Franklin Food Pantry. Check their current needs listing here ->   https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/get-involved/pantry-needs/

Visit the Museum online at https://www.franklinmuseum1778.com

Monday, April 8, 2024

This Old Thing? - An Antique Appraisal Adventure with Jim Johnston - May 5

Who hasn’t been intrigued by something old... and who hasn’t stopped to wonder, ‘what’s it worth’?  On Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 1:00-5:00 PM, local expert, James C. “Jim” Johnston, will dazzle and inform the audience and those seeking knowledge about family heirlooms and garage sale finds alike with An Antique Appraisal Adventure with Jim Johnston.

An Antique Appraisal Adventure 1
Johnston, who has been in the antique and appraisal business for more than six decades, has a nearly limitless store of knowledge about all things old, with particular emphasis on Americana, Porcelain, Glass, Rare Books, Coins, Stamps and Pottery. His appraisals often come with the kind of fascinating context and anecdotes that make him – a lifelong educator and author -- much sought after, whether to please an auditorium audience or for the evaluation of a private collection.

Appraisals are ‘on-the-spot’ and oral and are $5 for the first appraisal and $3 for additional items, up to an event maximum of three items and $11.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum, a 501(c) 3 non-profit that raises funds to benefit the Historical Museum. All proceeds benefit the museum. 

The Friends can accept cash or check.  There will also be an option to “watch at home” via Google Meets. To learn about payment options, how to participate virtually, or to reserve a contact alan.r.earls@gmail.com. Handicapped Access Available.
An Antique Appraisal Adventure 2

Mr. Johnston will preface the appraisal-day program with a discussion of what constitutes “
Value”, or more appropriately “Range of Value”, when appraising an item of any sort. He will also discuss various factors reflected in an evaluation such as: the sociological factors, condition issues, rarity, and Adam Smith’s Rule of Supply and Demand as it effects the value of art, antiques, and collectibles in any time period. 

He will also discuss “Purpose” of evaluation such as: probate, inheritance, divorce, and insurance, as well as insurance evaluation and replacement value, with the idea of choosing a fearless appraiser with experience in dealing with insurance companies, and with “Court Experience” and experience in delivering “Expert Testimony.”

Mr. Johnston performs written appraisals by arrangement, starting at $125. 

Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central St, downtown Franklin, near the fire station. You can also visit the Historical Museum on the web at

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

The Second Sunday Speaker Series: 'twisted sisters' - April 14, 2024

The Second Sunday Speaker Series at the museum continues on April 14, 2024 with a look back at the ‘twisted sisters’ – the four devastating hurricanes that hit New England (and Franklin) 70 years ago, starting in the summer of1954 and continuing through the summer of 1955. 

Doors open at 1 and the presentation begins at 1:15 PM. The presenter will be Eamon McCarthy Earls, a local author and former town councilor. FREE

The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin. The museum is open Saturday mornings from 10 AM - 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1 PM - 4 PM. 

When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non-perishable item for the Franklin Food Pantry. Check their current needs listing here ->   https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/get-involved/pantry-needs/

Visit the Museum online at https://www.franklinmuseum1778.com

The Second Sunday Speaker Series: 'twisted sisters' - April 14, 2024
The Second Sunday Speaker Series: 'twisted sisters' - April 14, 2024

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Silent Saturdays: "The Thief of Baghdad" - April 6 at 6 PM

Silent Saturdays start at 6 PM on four Saturdays of the month: Chris Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV. He developed this program of films in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center.
The Thief of Baghdad
The Thief of Baghdad
  • April 6 -- The Thief of Baghdad, a Douglas Fairbanks classic with marvelous stunts and production design that brings the audience into a fanciful `Thousand and One Nights’ landscape of mischief, mystery, and intrigue.

The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin. The museum is open Saturday mornings from 10 AM - 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1 PM - 4 PM. 


When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non-perishable item for the Franklin Food Pantry. Check their current needs listing here ->   https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/get-involved/pantry-needs/


Visit the Museum online at https://www.franklinmuseum1778.com



Friday, March 22, 2024

Franklin's Event Outlook: March 22, 2023 to March 28, 2024

Friday, March 22
7:30pm Choreographers' Concert (sold out) (Dean College)
9:00pm Dom DeBaggis (Live Music) (3 Restaurant)

Saturday, March 23

10:00am Easter Bunny (Franklin Historical Museum)

10:00am Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

10:00am Grieving Hearts Workshop (Franklin High School)

11:00am Beyond the Palmer Method – Learn about calligraphy (Franklin Historical Museum)

11:00am Master Plan Open House (Dean College)

1:00pm Kids Paint Party (sold out) (Franklin Public Library)

3:00pm Jessica Lepe (Author Event) (Escape Into Fiction)

6:00pm `Cinema 80’ Feature Films "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"  (Franklin Historical Museum)

7:00pm Ballet Franklin presents Cinderella (THE BLACK BOX)

7:30pm Choreographers' Concert (sold out) (Dean College)


Sunday, March 24

1:00pm Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

1:00pm Ballet Franklin presents Cinderella (THE BLACK BOX)

3:00pm LiveARTS Concert: Romanul Duo (First Universalist Society of Franklin - FUSF)

5:30pm Ballet Franklin presents Cinderella (THE BLACK BOX)


Monday, March 25

10:00am Yankee Quilters Quilt Guild Charity Sewing (Emma's Quilt Cupboard)

6:30pm Self-Defense for Women and Teens Class (registration req'd) (Lifelong Learning)


Tuesday, March 26

2:30pm Rainbow Café (Franklin Senior Center)

7:00pm Trivia Night (Raillery Public House)


Wednesday, March 27

1:00pm Senior Scribblers (recording session) (Franklin TV Studio & remote)

5:30pm Kenyatta Berry (Dean College)

7:00pm Laugh Boston Stand-Up Comedy Show (Glen Pharmer)


Thursday, March 28

1:00pm Henry the Juggler (Franklin Public Library)

6:00pm Franklin Art Association Opening Reception (Escape Into Fiction)


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Why have multiple calendars?
There is a Cultural events calendar upon which other community events are layered to create the Community calendar.

Respectfully, the Library and Senior Center calendars are too full of events to include all their events so we tend to focus on the major events. Town and School meetings are also kept separate. Links for all the calendars are shared here:

The Cultural calendar displays only the cultural events      https://www.franklinculture.org/things-do/pages/calendar

Find the full Community event calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Library calendar of events ->    calendar link

The Senior Center calendar of events ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/node/39/events/month/39/2023-12

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26 

The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open for viewing (and purchasing the art displayed) during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

Franklin's Event Outlook: March 15, 2023 to March  21, 2024
Franklin's Event Outlook: March  15, 2023 to March  21, 2024

Easter Bunny at the Historical Museum among the events happening on Saturday, March 23

Spring has sprung in Franklin!! The crocus and daffodil are sprouting and the warm weather is starting to creep in! Celebrate Spring by visiting downtown! 
There’s a lot happening in Franklin this weekend- spend some time visiting the Easter Bunny, grabbing brunch, shopping our boutiques, check out a visiting author and visiting an art show. 
See what your downtown has to offer! #shopfranklin #franklinma #downtownfranklin #shoplocal

Easter Bunny at the Historical Museum among the events happening on Saturday, March 23
Easter Bunny at the Historical Museum among the events happening on Saturday, March 23


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Reminder: Beyond the Palmer Method – Learn about calligraphy - March 23

Learn about this useful artform and get an introduction to creating calligraphy. 

Meet our resident expert in penmanship, cursive writing methods, and calligraphy, Krishna Swain
"Words written in calligraphy have defined thousands of years of our history. In this program, we will dive into the history of the art form, particularly in America, and learn how to create beautiful calligraphy."

The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin. The museum is open Saturday mornings from 10 AM - 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1 PM - 4 PM. 

When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non-perishable item for the Franklin Food Pantry. Check their current needs listing here ->   https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/get-involved/pantry-needs/

Visit the Museum online at https://www.franklinmuseum1778.com

Beyond the Palmer Method – Learn about calligraphy March 23
Beyond the Palmer Method – Learn about calligraphy March 23

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

`Cinema 80’ Feature Films Continue (Free) - " The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" - March 23

Silent Saturdays start at 6 PM on each Saturday of the month (except the last): Chris Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV. He developed this program of films in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center.

March 23 - "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"
Caligari is the first great film in the horror canon, and an excellent specimen of German Expressionism, with warped images and warped characters that hypnotized Weimar Germany.


"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" - March 23
"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" - March 23

 

Friday, March 15, 2024

Beyond the Palmer Method – Learn about calligraphy March 16 & March 23

Learn about this useful artform and get an introduction to creating calligraphy. 

Meet our resident expert in penmanship, cursive writing methods, and calligraphy, Krishna Swain
"Words written in calligraphy have defined thousands of years of our history. In this program, we will dive into the history of the art form, particularly in America, and learn how to create beautiful calligraphy."

The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin. The museum is open Saturday mornings from 10 AM - 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1 PM - 4 PM. 

When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non-perishable item for the Franklin Food Pantry. Check their current needs listing here ->   https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/get-involved/pantry-needs/

Visit the Museum online at https://www.franklinmuseum1778.com

Beyond the Palmer Method – Learn about calligraphy March 16 & March 23
Beyond the Palmer Method – Learn about calligraphy March 16 & March 23