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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Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration – December 4, 2016

The Franklin Township Historical Society’s annual “Old Fashioned Christmas” will be Sunday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. Join us at the Meeting House (built 1871), located at 6510 S. Franklin Road, for a traditional celebration as in the old days! Sing carols accompanied by…
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Ash Trees at the Meeting House

Last week, we bid a sad farewell to two of the huge ash trees that have stood beside our 1871 Meeting House for over 130 years. The invasive emerald ash borer had damaged the trees beyond repair. The trees were…
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Indiana History Center Outing

Six members of the FTHS executive board went on an outing to the Indiana History Center on October 12. They enjoyed three “You Are There” live exhibits and had lunch by the canal. The current IHS “You Are There” exhibits include 1948:…
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Harvest Dinner – October 22

Join us October 22 for our annual Harvest Dinner and enjoy food, fellowship, assorted door prizes, and a presentation of historical interest! In keeping with the statewide bicentennial celebration, this year’s dinner will feature a look back at portions of…
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