Franklin Area
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Sun., Dec. 3, 1 to 5 p.m. Holiday Home Tour.

Tickets are on sale for the Franklin Area Historical Society's 2017 Holiday Home Tour. 


The cost is $15 for FAHS members and $20 for non-members.

The tour begins at the Harding Museum, 302 Park Ave., where tour participants will receive maps and tour information.

Four historic homes are on the tour, along with The Harding Museum, The Museum of Spiritual Art, and Franklin First United Methodist Church, Franklin's oldest church. A 30-minute musical program will be offered at the church at 1:30 p.m. 

Carriage rides around Franklin's historic Mackinaw District will be available during tour hours. Carriage rides are included in tour ticket prices, and available separately for $5 per person or a $20 maximum per group. 

Tickets may be purchased via cash or check at the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce (1200 E. Second St., Ste B, downstairs back), Franklin Self Storage (306 Conover Dr.), or by calling (937) 746-8295.

WesBanco Banking Center is the event's platinum sponsor; gold sponsors to date are George E. Kuhn LP Gas, Butter Street Barn, Restored, The Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce, and A Country Peddler.

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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" ($25 unmatted and $50 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.


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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