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To schedule a tour or to inquire about upcoming events please call Ann or Bill Lamott at (248) 538-0273 .

Museum Tours for Children

Hats off to Ben!

Franklin wore many hats! He was an innovator, statesman, postmaster, printer and inventor. Learn about his life and the colonial period in which he lived. Participate in these interactive activities. . .

  1. Finding Franklin’s
    “John Hancock” on documents
  2. Joining the bucket brigade
  3. Voting colonial style
  4. Engraving a silver plate
  5. Playing musical glasses
  6. Exploring Ben-ventions
  7. Reciting proverbs
  8. Making a tri-corner hat
  9. And more!

The cost is two dollars per child.

What’s My Line?

In this program, third graders learn. . .

  1. Who early Franklin settlers were
  2. How they earned a living
  3. What their daily life was like

Activities Include …

  1. Doing a tinsmith project
  2. Playing with blacksmith toys
  3. Writing with quill and ink
  4. Folding a pioneer letter
  5. Making butter
  6. Washing clothes in an 1850’s machine
  7. Grinding wheat
  8. Making butter
  9. Visiting the general store

Each child wears a name tag of an early Franklin villager. It is the responsibility of every child to discover the line of work or contribution that their individual made in the community.

The program is 70-75 minutes in length.

The cost is two dollars per child.

Museum Tours for Adults and Children

Franklin Cemetery Tours

The Historical Society offers tours of the Franklin Cemetery. Who was Richard Trick and why was a book written about him? What tragedy struck the Beatty family? Why are the initials S.H.D. carved into a boulder outside the cemetery gate? The cost is $10 per person for a 75-90 minute tour.

GAR: Grand Army of the Republic

A Cemetery tour focusing on Civil War vets buried in the Franklin Cemetery. The cost is $10 per person for a 75-90 minute tour.



  • May 14, 2021 | 7:00 pm
    Monthly Meeting via Zoom
  • June 10, 2021 | 7:00 pm
    Annual Meeting
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26165 13 Mile Road | Franklin, MI 48025
(248) 538-0273