Franklin Area
Historical Society
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Events and Programs
2018 Events and Exhibits

Franklin Art and Artists 2018 Summer Art Exhibit
will open 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 art featured includes 1. Art created by current or past Franklin residents 2. Art created by attendees or employees of Franklin Schools. 3. Art depicting scenes of Franklin or that reflect life in Franklin. Works submitted include both adult and student art in a variety of media. 

We will also be showcasing two paintings of Franklin scenes from our collection, one by Ira Condit DeNise and the other by Effie Corwin Trader.

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 11, 6 p.m. Franklin Area Historical Society
Annual Dinner. Location: Anderson Life Celebration Center. Join us as we enjoy a relaxing meal and hear speaker Elizabeth Conner, Executive Director of the Great Miami Riverway. Franklin is a proud Riverway community and we look forward to hearing how this initiative is unfolding. Cost is $25 pp. All proceeds benefit the Historical Society. Send an email to make a reservation. Everyone is welcome!

Yard Sale, Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Harding Museum lawn. Donations are welcome!

Sun., Sept. 16, 2 p.m. It’s Worth How Much?? Appraisal Event: Deardoff Senior Center. Bring your treasures to this Roadshow-type event. Small fee for appraisals. 

Sat., Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday Bazaar, Harding Museum.

Nov. date/details TBA: World War I Centennial program, 

Sat. Dec. 1, Ugly Holiday Sweater Reception and Music Reception. Harding Museum. Time 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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