Old Fashioned Christmas – December 10, 2017

Mark your calendar for the FREE Franklin Township Historical Society Old Fashioned Christmas! Join us Sunday, December 10th at 6 p.m. at the Society’s Meeting House, 6510 S. Franklin Road. We’ll have Christmas carols accompanied by the original 1870s Big…
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What We Did In 2017

Here’s our annual Year In Review: Four of our Historical Society publications have gone out of print, and we are in the process of publishing new editions. This is challenging, since the original books were printed decades ago using traditional…
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Harvest Luncheon & Historical Marker Photos

Our Harvest Luncheon on October 21 was a rousing success! Highlights of the luncheon included guests from the Indiana School for the Deaf and the Indiana Deaf History Museum, a special Skype presentation by Doug Stringham of Utah Valley University, piano…
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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 franklintwpchamber@gmail.com 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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