Acton Business Section, 1909

Today’s photo, submitted by Eric Uehlein‎, is a postcard showing Exchange Street in Acton around 1909. This was the business district, or “business section,” as it is labeled on the photo, around the turn of the century. The photo features some…
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Chamber of Commerce Presentation – August 1

Join us Tuesday, Aug. 1st, when the Franklin Township Historical Society will do a new live & on-screen presentation about township history at the Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting, 11:30 at the Franklin Road Library. All are welcome, but RSVP to if you…
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Easter Closing

The Meeting House will be closed on Sunday, April 16, in observation of Easter Sunday. Regular Open Hours will resume next month. Our next Open Hours will be Saturday, May 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. Happy Easter!

Special Exhibit – May 6 Open Hours

One of the new bicentennial books, “Mapping Indiana,” will be available for browsing during our open hours at the Meeting House on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. It contains five centuries of map treasures from the archives of the Indiana Historical…
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Open Hours

Our Meeting House and museum, the former Big Run Baptist Church, is located at 6510 S. Franklin Road. It is open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month, March…
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Sylvia Henricks, 1922-2017

The Franklin Township Historical Society is saddened to announce the passing of president emerita and founding member Sylvia Henricks, just two weeks short of her 95th birthday. Sylvia was a lady of many talents: Historian, author, artist, weaver, newspaper columnist,…
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What We Did In 2016

In addition to maintaining our building and preserving our donated historical items, in 2016 the Franklin Township Historical Society: Celebrates our 41st year with the 2016 Annual Harvest Dinner, gathering at the south side MCL with a presentation on Franklin…
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