From the 2017 Town of Franklin Annual Report:
“FRANKLIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Franklin Historical Society (FHS) had
another extraordinarily busy year as we worked diligently to keep Franklin's history alive
for our residents in 2017. Our current FHS Board members are Bryant J.
Reynolds, President; Kimberly Gates Maynard, Vice President; Carole Richard,
Treasurer; Sue Clark, Secretary and Nancy Magnant, Documents Curator. Other
contributors to our FHS activities are the Ploof family, Burt Maynard, Carolyn
Kittell, David Samson, Ruth Ann Krayesky, Pam Greene, David Bennion, Guy
Roberge, and Priscilla Tiralla.
Our projects for 2017 included the following:
1. We finished the
chinking-and-daubing of the exterior of the cabin with perma-chinking.
completed because of a generous donation from the Franklin Telephone Company,
2. Our 501-C3
designation was once again restored due to the persistent hard work of Sue Clark
3. The digitizing
of the MOLECULE was completed under the leadership of Carole
Now all Franklin
High School graduates can
go on-line to review those "happy days."
4. Our MEMORIAL DAY
float honored the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World
5. We presented
historical programs for the Franklin
and the Cub Scouts.
6. Nancy Magnant
collected, presented, and displayed historical information to honor the 200th
Franklin's Congregation Church.
7. David Bennion
did a beautiful job photographing the Town Hall's painted curtain and then mounting
and a write-up of the curtain's history so it can be appreciated by all.
8. Carole Richard
and Kimberly Gates Maynard researched and provided updated information on
homes for the Planning Commission to update the Town Plan.
Some of our future goals are:
1. FHS plans to restore the Franklin Summer
period costumes to be worn for our various programs.
and try to resolve the chair storage at the town hall and the possibility of
the windows to improve the acoustics.
4. FHS will host a Franklin County wide meeting of historical
societies in the spring 2018.
close this report without special mention of our cabin's lawn and landscaping
care. For many years, the Grennon Family
took great care of the cabin's lawn but in 2017 Guy Roberge took over these
duties. Many, many thanks, Guy!!!!!
would like to thank everyone who contributed to keeping Franklin history alive in 2017. We are always looking for more volunteers to
come and join us!!!
Bryant J. Reynolds