Did you know…
In 2016, nearly 3,000 people toured three major exhibits at the Old Depot Museum.
In 2016, the Franklin County Historical Society hosted 25 events, including several brand-new programs.
In 2016, the FCHS’s Facebook audience grew to 1,600, and its posts were seen more than 500,000 times.
In 2016, more than 250 people participated in our first-ever cemetery tour at Hope Cemetery in Ottawa.
As of the end of 2016, the Franklin County Historical society houses nearly 60,000 artifacts–12,250 objects, 27,963 photographs, 14,650 archival documents, and 1,922 library resources.
In 2016, the FCHS partnered with Ottawa Library to offer storytime and crafts at the Old Depot Museum. More than 150 kids and kids at heart attended Christmas Storytime at the Old Depot Museum.
In 2016, the FCHS partnered with the Plaza Cinema to offer special historic films and documentaries. Town Teams: Bigger than Baseball was shown during our Small-Town Ball exhibit in June. The 1925/9 silent film Phantom of the Opera was offered with a live musical score in October.