Franklin Area
Historical Society
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Sat,, Oct. 28:
Franklin FallFest: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visit  our booth in Downtown Franklin to pick up Images of Franklin books, Rehse prints, ornaments, join/renew your membership, or just to chat about local history!

Sat., Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Holiday Bazaar. Stop by to pick up some great gifts for family and friends and enjoy our beautiful museum decked out in its festive finery.

Sun., Nov. 12, 2 p.m.: Jeremy Bowles, WWI reenactor, “The Dayton Doughboy.” Location: Franklin Public Library Community Room. Jeremy will discuss military topics on World War I. For more info about his presentation, see his Facebook page
Sun., Dec. 3, 1 to 5 p.m. Holiday Home Tour. If you are interested in having your house on the tour, call (937) 746-8295. We have several houses booked for the tour, but would welcome more. Tickets will be $20/non-members, $15/members. Carriage rides will be $5/pp or $20/family. Tour begins at the museum. 

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Rhese Watercolors
Local artist William B. Rehse painted a number of lovely watercolors of Franklin scenes. We have prints available for purchase in three sizes, 3" X 5" ($2.50), 4" X 6" ($3.00), and 16" X 20" ($8.00). Sizes are approximate. Scenes include North Main St., Conover Building, Clock Tower, Prof's, and Fourth and Main. Email FAHS to arrange for purchase. Price does not include shipping.

Callahan Sketches
Local artist Trudi Callahan did beautiful sketches of area landmarks. We have four available as notecards: the Suspension Bridge, the Great Miami River Bridge (current lions bridge), the Harding Museum, and Cookie's Grocery. These are available at the Harding Museum. Notecards are $1.25 each or $10 for a set of 8 (2 of each scene). Email FAHS to arrange for purchase. Price does not include shipping.

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