Franklin Area
Historical Society
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Events and Programs
2018 Events 

Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday Bazaar, Harding Museum. Scheduled vendors include Miss Selby's soaps, Geeky Gifts, Girly Girls (Little girls' clothing), gourmet cupcakes, Tupperware, Mary Kay, J. Leigh Jewelry, and Lularoe. Additional vendors may be added to the line-up. .

The museum will be decorated for the holidays and the Historical Society will have items from their historical store available for purchase including ornaments and prints of historic Franklin scenes. 

For questions or to inquire about vendor space, contact Cheryl at (937) 944-2069.

Sun., Nov. 11, 2 to 4 p.m., World War I Centennial program. Location: Franklin Public Library. Bob Bowman will present info on "Franklin in World War I." Election of officers and board members will be prior to the program.

Sat. Dec. 8, Ugly Holiday Sweater Party. Harding Museum. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Fun, music, and some "interesting" prizes. 
Effie Corwin Trader Oil Painting
Effie Corwin Trader, who was a painter and miniaturist, was born and Xenia and lived in Cincinnati. She studied at the Cincinnati Academy at at L.T. Dubé, in Paris. She painted a number of scenes in SW Ohio, including the Franklin Suspension Bridge. This work is on exhibit at the Harding Museum. Prints are available for purchase in several sizes. Trader is the sister of the founders of Clovernook School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, where her work was recently exhibited. Email the Society for purchase info.

Ira Condit DeNIse Oil Painting
DeNise was born in Franklin in 1840 and showed an early inclination for art. He studied in both New York and briefly in Paris. Following the Civil War, he returned to Cincinnati and resumed his career as a landscape and portrait painter. He resided in numerous places including Italy and Florida, and painted local scenes. His portrait of Franklin was done in 1859 and shows the Village looking north. This painting was recently restored and is now on displayed at the Harding Museum. Prints are available for purchase in several sizes.
Email the Society for purchase info.

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" ($15 unmatted and $25 matted). 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. Download an order form.


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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