Franklin Historical Society

The mission of the Franklin Historical Society is to seek to preserve and foster appreciation of local history and to maintain living museums for educational and community enrichment.



Upcoming Events


The Franklin Historical Society’s 2021 open house dates for the summer

Our Franklin Historical Society buildings will be open for touring on our traditional Fourth of July date right after the City of Franklin’s parade at approximately noon. We will also be open following the Franklin Park Concerts series which starts at 1:30 PM on Sundays and ends around 3 PM. Below are the dates of the concerts and some information about them.
We do private tours for local organizations. Please contact us to make an appointment.

June 27 Close Enuf Band with Don & Phil – Everly Brother’s Tribute
July 11 Vern and the Originals – Polkas and Waltzes
July 25 British Invasion ‘64 – Tribute to 1960’s British Bands
August 8 The KR Bluegrass Band – Bluegrass and Country
August 22 AARPers Bizarre – Classic Rock, Country and Blues


Christmas Nativity Walk

On Saturday December 5th the Franklin Historical Society along with Morning Star Productions hosted a special Christmas program. Biblical Christmas characters were stationed on the pathways of our historical buildings doing their performances.





The sun shines brilliantly over the newly painted Franklin Barn Museum in Franklin’s Lions Legend Park in the Franklin Historical Society’s historic village. The color is called barn red and is trimmed with a classic white paint.



Saturday August 15 the Franklin Historical Society opened our historic buildings to the general public for touring. It was a great success and very nice to get our buildings open again. We will do so again in about six weeks and for our Christmas program on Saturday December 5. Please like us on Facebook and be notified of future events.




Barg Collection



The “Women Right to Vote” program will be rescheduled later in the year and all FHS programs and open houses dates will be updated on this website when known.




Historic District

The Franklin Historical Society’s village of buildings has been land marked in 2018 as a “Historic District” by the Milwaukee County Historical Society.Pictured below is our new General Store display in the Old Town Hall.