Billy and the Neptunes will play at Tiki BBQ Fundraiser!

  • Stencil Illustration of a Tiki Statue Surrounded by Colorful Flowers
  • Billy and the Neptunes playing live

Billy and the Neptunes will rock the night away at our second annual Tiki BBQ Party!  From  5 – 7 pm enjoy Ed’s Smokin’ BBQ  ribs, pulled pork, smoked turkey and more.   Bring your own lawn chair and your own beer or wine to the party.  Soft drinks and water will be available.  Canopies will be provided for protection from sun or rain.  Tropical Dress is encouraged.  

From 7 – 9 pm local band, Billy and the Neptunes will play in the former church sanctuary.   Admission to the concert is by donation.   The band plays music by Roy Orbison, the Beatles, Elvis, Carl Perkins, Eric Burden and many more. You will be dancin’ all night long to the songs you grew up with!  Admission is by donation and benefits the restoration of the Old Lutheran Church. 

Old Lutheran Church Tower reconstruction is underway!

Thanks to our generous donors, we have been able to begin the restoration of the Church Tower. Franklin Preservation was also awarded a $27,000 matching grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to be used to replace the roof. See our newsletter below for more information. If you are viewing the newsletter on a computer , click on it to enable the scrolling controls. To view the newsletter in full screen, click on the 4 way arrows on the bottom tool bar.


Family Picnic Day & Comedy Night

 Bring the kids to Family Picnic Day featuring fun and balloons with Dexter the clown and a recital by the Porch Music Students.   Food will be available from  the Log Cabin Food truck.  Bring lawn chairs or a blanket.   Free Admission.  Later in the evening, enjoy the comedy of Lon Wilson.  Bring your own beer or wine.  Non alcoholic beverages and home made cookies and snacks will be available for purchase.   Admission to Comedy Night is by donation.   Thanks to our Sponsors, the Edward Jones Offices of Merralee Obenrader, Christopher Rakow and Brian for their support.   Proceeds will benefit the restoration of the Old Lutheran Church.  

Share Your Memories

Old Lutheran Church March 2000

Share your memories with us.  Did you or your family attend the Grace Lutheran Church when it was on the corner 11th and Buffalo Streets or attend the.Church when it became the Faith Holiness Church?   Franklin Preservation is seeking your stories, photos and mementos of the Church.   If you are willing to share your experiences at the Church, please contact us.

Week of Giving Donations will support Church Tower Restoration!

Franklin Preservation plans to start work on the restoration of the Church Tower this summer! You can help us raise $10,000 for this project by donating during the Bridge Builders Community Foundation Week of Giving when your donation will go further since it will be partially matched. Donate here March 18th to 22nd:

Preservation Award for Restoration of the Civil War Monument

Civil War Monument
Civil War Monument

The Oil Region Alliance recognized Franklin Preservation’s achievement in restoring the Venango County Civil War Monument with a 2017 Oil Heritage Region Historic Preservation Award.    Vice President, Dianne Hall, who led the restoration efforts, accepted the award at a ceremony held in Titusville, Pa. on May 20th.      Ms. Hall thanked Marlie Manning of the Venango County Historical Society for VCHS’s nomination of Franklin Preservation for the award and the Oil Region Alliance for its early support of the restoration project.