Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Saturday November 4. 10:30 AM

The last full measure of devotion – A LOOK AT HOW FRANKLIN HAS HONORED ITS HEROES
A captured enemy ship, a time capsule, and the generosity of a Franklin-born Civil War veteran all figure in the story of how Franklin got its first two war memorials. Local historian, Alan Earls presents a slide show and tells the story of the town's monuments to its large contingent of Civil War soldiers as well as the related and far more tangled tale of the town's Spanish American War monument.

Sunday November 5, 1:15PM


Karen (Ren) Antonowicz of Spirits of Fashion discusses the influence of war and rationing on 1940s Fashions. Despite the restrictions there was still a distinct style and trends that developed in everyday fashion. Join us as she presents dress and style of the WWII era.

Sunday November 19, 1:15PM


Joe Landry returns to the museum with his series of presentations on Franklin of Yesteryear! Inspired by the FB Page, You Grew Up in Franklin if you Remember ... Joe's October presentation will highlight the many businesses and buildings on the north side of the bridge. This will include the area from the bridge heading up Main Street towards Dean College. Join us for his lively and interesting presentation and audience discussion.

Hours of Operation: Saturday 10-1, Sunday 1-4, Thursdays 5-8. Always Free and handicap accessible

November events at the Franklin Historical Museum
November events at the Franklin Historical Museum

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Franklin Art Association - November 1 - Vincent Crotty

The Franklin Art Association will meet on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill Street in Franklin. 

Refreshments and social time will begin at 6:30 PM followed by a short business meeting and a demonstration by Vincent Crotty, an oil artist, born in Ireland, and now residing in the Boston area. 

Crotty's work has been recognized with awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the John Stobart Foundation in Boston, and plein air competitions internationally. 

Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information log on to www.franklinart.org.

For more about Vincent, visit his webpage http://vincentcrotty.com/

Franklin Art Association - November 1 - Vincent Crotty
Franklin Art Association - November 1 - Vincent Crotty

Monday, October 16, 2017

Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club: Brenda Reed - Nov 8

The Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club will meet on Wednesday, November 8. We are pleased to host as our speaker, Brenda Reed, currently the Director for Lifelong Community Learning in Franklin. Reed is a former chief executive for the New England Press Association, a former public servant – both elected and appointed – a former founder and co-owner of a successful weekly newspaper, and a former Attleboro mayor and School Committee member.

In those positions Reed has been at the intersection of public policy and business management. She understands the crucial importance of good organization, setting priorities, feasible strategies, attention to detail, the need to collaborate successfully with staff team members, volunteers, and the public.

She will be speaking about the Lifelong Community Learning programs and the opportunities for partnership. Lifelong Community Learning is a program of the Franklin Public Schools Lifelong Learning Institute and is dedicated to providing quality learning experiences for residents in the Town of Franklin and surrounding communities.

We invite any resident of Franklin, or a surrounding town that doesn't have a Newcomers Club, to join us at "3" Restaurant, 461 West Central Street, Franklin. Complimentary appetizers and beverages are provided and a cash bar is available. We meet upstairs at 7:30 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. We run our meetings September through May. Additionally, we hold many fun and varied events to stay connected throughout the year.

For more information, please visit our website www.franklinnewcomers.com or our Facebook page, Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club.

Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club: Brenda Reed - Nov 8
Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club: Brenda Reed - Nov 8

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Christine Lavin and Don White Live at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse - Oct 28

Christine Lavin and Don White 
"On the Funny Side"
at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Music and laughter on October 28

Seeing Christine Lavin or Don White is a treat. Seeing Christine Lavin and Don White is an experience. Between the two of them, they more than 40 years of combined experience making music and laughter. Don't miss them at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse on October 28 at 8PM.

The Lavin/White co-bills have packed audiences in wherever they've played, from the Regent Theatre in Boston to The Ark in Ann Arbor Michigan. Audiences get a one-hour shot of each performer during their solo sets, and then a free-for-all when White and Lavin take the stage together and display the kind of chemistry you get from old friends and seasoned performers. You'll never see the same show twice.

"Our show doesn't sound like a folk concert, it sounds like a comedy concert, there's 400 people screaming with laughter for the whole two hours," says White.

"It's hard to describe what it is that Don does onstage, because there simply isn't anyone out there like him," says Lavin. "I'm a brave performer to share the bill with someone who knocks audiences out the way he does."

Christine Lavin is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter, author, and knitter. She released her memoir, Cold Pizza for Breakfast: A Mem-wha??, in 2010. She is also a founding member of the popular folk collective, The Four Bitchin' Babes. 

White is a celebrated singer/songwriter/storyteller who has released eight albums and three DVDs. His new CD, More Alive, is available now. His book, Memoirs Of A C Student, is available in print and for the Kindle and Nook. Lavin and White have also released a digital only live album, Live At the Ark: The Father's Day Concert, available on CDFreedom.com.

October 28, 8 PM
The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
At the First Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St, Franklin, Ma
Tickets: $25

Christine Lavin and Don White Live at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse - Oct 28
Christine Lavin and Don White Live at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse - Oct 28

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