Tag Archive: meeting house

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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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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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,…
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Meeting House Roof & Restoration Complete!

The Franklin Township Historical Society’s Meeting House (located at 6510 South Franklin Road) is one of the most recognizable buildings in southeastern Marion County. And for those of you driving, biking, or walking your dog by, you may have noticed…
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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…
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Collection Spotlight: Acton State Bank

In today’s Collection Spotlight, we’re looking at some artifacts from the Acton State Bank. This bank was located on Exchange Street, next to the U.S. Post Office. It was robbed in 1924; the robbers, who were never caught, got away…
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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…
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