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Exploring Cline Cellars
September 19th Exploring Cline Cellars Host: Doug D'Auria This is a sit down wine edication/tasting held in th Franklin Liquors Wine Room. You must sign up for a FREE membership to the Franklin Wine Club on Meetup RSVP is $5 Enjoy an unpretentious and in depth look at one of Sonoma’s old[...]


When: Sep 19, 2019 7pm in Franklin, MA
Cost: $5

Pure Barre Pop Up class at Pour Richards

Grab your mat & a friend & join us at Pour Richards, 14 Grove St. Franklin. Space is limited! $25 includes class, wine tasting, snacks AND a free Pure Foundations class at our studio in Foxborough.  Pure Barre focuses on small movements that result in big changes. Pure Barre’s innovative technique comes in a range of class offerings that target strength, cardio and flexibility for people of all levels, providing clients with self-focused time to transform the body and mind.  Come and see what Pure Barre is all about! 

When: Sep 22, 2019 11am in Franklin, MA

Your Town Government

Join us on Wednesday, September 25, for a free, non-partisan “Franklin Civics Forum: How Your Town Government Works.”

When: Sep 25, 2019 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.