A varied series of fun and interesting summer activities is being offered by the Franklin Township Historical Society! Any who might be interested are invited to become a part of the Society (if you aren’t already) and to join us for any or all of these events.
On July 9th there will be an outing to the Indiana State Museum to see the Lincoln exhibit (the Star Wars exhibit is also an option). Attendees will have lunch at the museum restaurant. Those wishing to go are to gather at 10 a.m. that day at the Society’s Meeting House, 6510 S. Franklin Rd.
A comic book display will be part of the Open Hours at the Society’s Meeting House from 1-4 p.m. on July 21st. In addition to the opportunity to see recent and vintage comic books, visitors will also be able to take home a free comic book of their own, thanks to the generosity of The Dee Puppy Comic Shop in Wanamaker.
On July 23rd, members of the historical society will have an outing to the Levi Coffin house in Fountain City, IN. The house, built in 1839, was once an important part of the Underground Railroad. A stop for lunch in the area will be part of the day’s events. Those going should gather at the Meeting House at 10 a.m.
An Ice Cream Social will be held at the Meeting House on August 3rd from 1 to 4 p.m.
An Authors’ Fair, where the public may meet and have the option to obtain the books of regional authors, will be held at the Franklin Road Library on August 24th from 1 – 5 p.m.
In addition to these summer activities, some autumn events, including a Harvest Dinner and a October session of ghost stories, are already on the schedule.
Membership in the Franklin Township Historical Society is just $10 a year, which can be mailed to P.O. Box 39015, Indianapolis, IN 46239. Membership fees help to preserve the Meeting House museum, where school classes, Scout troops and others come to learn about life in this township as it was in earlier years. The Meeting House has regularly scheduled Open Hours in addition to the special-event occasions listed above, and will be open for visitors from 1 to 4 p.m. on both July 6th and Aug. 18th.