Franklin Area
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2018 Events and Exhibits

Franklin Art and Artists 2018 Summer Art Exhibit
The Franklin Area Historical Society is looking for artists to participate in the Franklin Arts and Artists Exhibit. The exhibit will begin on June 2, 2018 and run through September 29, 2018. The exhibit will take place at the Harding Museum located at 302 Park Avenue in Franklin.

The Society is looking for art that falls under any of three categories: 1. Art created by current or past Franklin residents 2. Art created by attendees of Franklin Schools. 3. Art depicting scenes of Franklin or that reflect life in Franklin. There is no age limit and student entries are encouraged. 

All art forms will be accepted, including but not limited to paintings, photographic prints, pottery, sculptures, drawings and textiles.

Application forms are available for download here. Completed applications may scanned and emailed to franklinohhistory@gmail.com or mailed to Art Exhibit, Harding Museum, 302 Park Avenue, Franklin, OH  45005.

A photo of the work must be included with the application. Applications must be received by March 31, 2018. 

 Applicants will be notified by April 16 if their work has been chosen for exhibit.

 For further information, applicants may call the Harding Museum at (937) 746-8295, email the Historical Society or message the Society on Facebook @FranklinAreaHistoricalSocietyFranklinOh


Sun., April 22, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: FAHS Trivia fundraiser. Location JD Legends. Call your most clever friends and put together a winning team! $20 pp.

May thru Sept.: Museums open, Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June through Sept: Summer exhibit at the Harding: Franklin Art and Artists

June: exact date TBA. FAHS Annual meeting. Speaker: Elizabeth Connor, Great Miami Riverway. 

Sat., Sept. 8: Yard Sale, Harding Museum. Your donations will be welcome!

Mon., Sept 10: Program, Details TBA

Sat., Nov. 3: Holiday Bazaar, Harding Museum

Mon., Nov. 12: World War I Centennial program

Sat., Dec. 1: Ugly Christmas Sweater Reception and Music Event, Harding Museum. Details TBA. 
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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