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Game Time Trivia at British Beer Company
You may have played trivia in a bar before, but we bet you’ve never seen anything like Game Time Trivia! Picture Rounds, Name That Tune…even a “Hail Mary” wager round to help your team come from behind. Bring your friends/family. Teams anywhere between 2 to 8 players. Join us every at at the . Great Prizes! Best Quiz in Mass.

When: Sep 27, 2017 8pm to Sep 27, 2017 10pm in Franklin, MA

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Hosting Acoustic Open Mic!

When: Sep 29, 2017 8pm in Franklin, MA

North/South Rail Link Franklin Town Hall

The North South Rail Link (NSRL) Working Group Chairman, Former Governor Michael S. Dukakis and State Representative Jeff Roy will host a NSRL Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, October 4th at 7PM at the Franklin Historical Museum (80 W Central St, Franklin, MA) The public is welcome to attend this free event to learn more about the proposed NSRL project and ask important questions about this innovative rail initiative. The event will be a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Governor Dukakis and will feature State Representative Jeff Roy; Paul Resten, Dean of the School of Continuing Studies, and Assistant Vice President of Business Development at Dean College; and Glenn Jones, Franklin Town Councillor.

When: Oct 4, 2017 7pm in Franklin, MA

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About Franklin, MA
Franklin Massachusetts is a suburban industrial community nestled between the Charles and Blackstone Rivers and is 22 miles southwest of Boston. Settlement of Franklin came late in 1676 and its early years had settlers involved in small farming and grazing. The town's abundant water power made for early industrial development. Soon there were cotton mills and boot and shoe manufacturers established in Franklin but the dominant industry from 1799 on was straw bonnet manufacturing.

In 1778 Franklin renamed itself to honor Benjamin Franklin and although over 30 communities in the colonies did that, Franklin Massachusetts was the first to do so. In return Ambassador Franklin showed his appreciation by sending the town a library of 116 volumes thereby making Franklin the first town in history with a public library!

Franklin is a center of a wide spectrum of architectural styles that have been proudly preserved in the town. Visitors will have the pleasure of seeing Greek Revival and Italianate buildings as well as High Victorian Gothic and Second Empire and Queen Ann styles.