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.

Franklin Nights (and Days, Too!) Raffle Winners

Thanks to everyone who supported the restoration of the Old Lutheran Church by buying raffle tickets. Congratulations to the lucky winners:
Tim Speer – Kayak Julia Krebs – Bicycle Debbie Wiegel – B&B stay and Trails to Ales gift card, Cornelia Adams – Bella Cucina, Barrow Theatre and DeBence gift certificates, Merralee Obenrader – R*Bandana and Wine Walk gift certificates.

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.