Historic Homes Holiday Tour

Undated picture postcard depicting several historic homes on Liberty Street in Franklin,PA

Visit the beautifully decorated interiors of several historic mansions In Franklin, PA.! This tour includes some of the mansions of Miller Park and a few of the grand houses located the historic district of Franklin, PA. Each of the seven houses on the tour will feature different Christmas decorations. Tours will run on Saturday, December 21 from 11 AM to 5 PM and on Sunday, December 22 from Noon to 4 PM. The tour begins at the Peddlars and Paddlers Inn, where participants can exchange their tickets for brochures with locations and descriptions of the homes on the tour. Participants can board a free shuttle bus to visit the homes in the Miller Park section of historic Franklin where parking is not available. Tickets are $15 per person and will be available in November online via Eventbrite , at the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Olive Vault in the Liberty Building, 1243 Liberty Street in Franklin. Proceeds will be used to restore 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.

Newletter-July-2019

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:

https://bbcfgives.org/organizations/75-franklin-preservation


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.