Franklin Area
Historical Society
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Events and Programs
Annual Dinner
June 29. 
Please join us as we celebrate our 50th birthday! The FAHS Annual Dinner will be Monday, June 29, 6 p.m., at JD Legends (in their new, private room). Buffet dinner, annual meeting, and a few surprises. Keynote speaker is Don Ross, author of Trails, a western saga that depicts the turbulent decades from 1830 to 1870, a period of painful growth on the American frontier. Ross is a retired teacher-coach from Springboro High School who has written in a variety of venues for over 50 years including writing the script for "Trail of Hope," a nationally-acclaimed documentary on the Underground Railroad. Cost is $30 pp. Proceeds will help fund museum repairs. Call (937) 743-5832 to make a reservation.  

Hand-sewing Workshop
July 12
2 to 4 p.m. Harding Museum. Join Seamstress Laura Walters in a basic, fun, hand-sewing class for all ages. Learn hem stitch, whip stitch, buttons, and hole repair, and leave the class with your own apron! Cost: is $15 for all supplies including apron fabric. Class size limited to 20. No babysitting available. Reservations: Call Mary Nenninger at  937-743-5832 or email

Open for the Season
Harding Museum is open for the season: Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m.

Victorian Activity Days
WHAT: An opportunity to experience “a day in the life” of a Victorian Era child. Girls will participate in a variety of Victorian themed activities including:
• Embroidery
• Music and Dancing
• Games
• Flower Pounding
• A Victorian-style meal will be provided.
• Girls will earn a Fun Patch for participating.
All participants are invited to dress in their best “Victorian Era” outfit.
Who: Open to all Girl Scouts and any school-age girl.
When: 3 dates to choose from:
Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Harding Museum in Franklin, Ohio
302 Park Avenue, Franklin, Ohio 45005

Cost: $10.00. Space is limited, so registration is required.
Parents are encouraged to return 30 minutes prior to dismissal for a musical dance performance.
For questions, or to register, please contact Mary Nenninger at or 937-743-5832.

FAHS wishes to thank Katie Karnosh for creating this program for her Girl Scout Gold Award. FAHS uses all proceeds for historical preservation and education.

Ghost Investigation: TBA

Experts from Parallel Truth Paranormal Investigators occasionally conduct classes and investigations at the Harding Musuem or at other facilities to benefits FAHS. Stay tuned for details about future events. 

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