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The Gray Havens in Concert
The Gray Havens are coming to Franklin!! Husband and wife Dave and Licia Radford comprise The Gray Havens, a “narrative-pop-folk” duo and trust me, they put on a great show.  Doors open at 6:30PM. Some tickets will be available at the door for $10 each.

When: Aug 5, 2016 7pm in Franklin, MA

Backyard Swagger

When: Aug 12, 2016 9pm in Franklin, MA

French Wine Scholar Certification (9 sessions - Sep. to Nov.)

Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Conveniently located south of Boston for wine professionals and serious wine en[...]


When: Sep 6, 2016 6pm in Franklin, MA
Cost: $999

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PO Box 71
Franklin, MA 02038

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.