Tag Archive: community

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…
Read more

Ice Cream Social & Croquet this Saturday!

There will be a free Ice Cream Social and Croquet event during Open Hours at the Franklin Township Historical Society’s 1871 Meeting House, 6510 S. Franklin Rd, on August 6th from 1 to 4. Stop by and test your croquet skill,…
Read more

2015 Harvest Dinner Photos

Our 2015 Harvest Dinner was a success! In addition to a delicious dinner, we heard a presentation by interpreter Glory-June Greiff about Hoosier author Gene Stratton Porter. Thanks to everyone who helped or attended!

Open Hours Changes & Special Events

Just a reminder that there will be no Open Hours during the month of June. This Saturday, June 6, is our Indoor Yard Sale, held at the Civic League building in Wanamaker (8822 Southeastern Avenue). Come by and find some great deals! The…
Read more

Spring Cleaning? Donate Your Stuff!

The Franklin Township Historical Society is requesting donations for its upcoming “indoor yard sale,” to be held June 6th at the Franklin Township Civic League, 8822 Southeastern Ave. Proceeds from the sale will be used to help repair and maintain…
Read more

Help preserve our Meeting House!

Our building, the former Big Run Baptist Church, was constructed in 1871 and needs continual maintenance and preservation work — from simple repairs like painting and tuckpointing, to big, expensive projects like replacing the roof, improving lot drainage, and replacing support…
Read more

PHOTOS: Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration

Thanks to everyone who came out for our annual Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration, held at the Meeting House on Sunday! We had a live Christmas tree with vintage decorations, cookies and punch, caroling, presentations on the history of Christmas songs and Victorian…
Read more

A Letter From Old Father Christmas, 1890.

Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration – December 14

Join us Sunday, December 14 from 6PM to 8PM for the annual Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration at our Meeting House (6510 S. Franklin Road). There will be caroling, cookies, candles, and even a visit from Saint Nick! As a special treat,…
Read more