February 2018
Schenck/Stanton Rally program, Feb. 12

When: Monday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.

Where: Deardoff Senior Center, 605 S. River St.

Presented by Bob Bowman and Charlie Chamberlain

Bowman and Chamberlain will discuss a political rally held on October 10, 1868, at a location between Franklin and Carlisle.

The campaign rally was held for Franklin-born General Robert Cumming Schenck, an attorney and a Civil War Officer. Schenck was the Republican congressional incumbent campaigning for re-election to the Third Congressional District compromised of Butler, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren Counties.

Edwin Stanton, Lincoln’s Secretary of War attended and gave a speech praising the service of Schenck.

The program will include details of the event, background information on Schenck and Stanton, information about the location of the rally, history of the railroad systems in Warren County, the content of the Schenck rally, and the results of the 1868 election.

The program is open to the public. Pictured above, Stanton is on the left, Schenck on the right.

For information, call (937) 746-8295. 
2018 FAHS Calendar of Events

Mon., Feb 12, 7 p.m.: Stanton/Schenck Rally program. See article above.
Sat., Feb. 10, 1 to 2 p.m.: Docent Training, Harding Museum. See next article.
Sat., Feb. 24, 1 to 2 p.m.: Docent Training, Harding Museum
April 9 (tentative): Appraisal Event, details TBA
Sun., April 22, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: FAHS Trivia fundraiser. Location TBA. Call your most clever friends and put together a winning team! $20 pp.
May thru Sept.: Museums open, Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
June through Sept: Summer exhibit at the Harding: Franklin Art and Artists
June: exact date TBA. FAHS Annual meeting
Sat., Sept. 8: Yard Sale, Harding Museum. Your donations will be welcome!
Mon., Sept 10: Program, Details TBA
Sat., Nov. 3: Holiday Bazaar, Harding Museum
Mon., Nov. 12: World War I Centennial program

Additional events and details will be added.

Docent Training

Have you always wanted to show off Franklin's history to visitors to the Harding Museum?
Docents are needed every Saturday from May 5 to Oct. 20, 11 a.m. to 3 pm.

Two identical one-hour training classes will show you how easy it is to be a museum host/hostess. Pick the time that fits your schedule. Available dates are Saturday, Feb. 10, 1 to 2 p.m. or Saturday, Feb. 24, 1 to 2 p.m.

Please contact Mary Nenninger for more information or to register for the class at 937-743-5832 or 513-312-6208 (cell).

High school students who need service hours are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Historical store has lots of great items

We have a lot of great items in our historical store including 21 ornaments, prints by local artists, FAHS T-shirts, books, and more.

Everything can be ordered using the order form or can be purchased in person. Call (937) 746-8295 to inquire about in-person purchases .

Franklin City Building display cases

Stop by the Franklin City Building to see the FAHS display case, which is full of vintage Valentines. Many thanks to Bob and Judy Bowman and Harriet Foley for the Valentines and putting the display together.

The next display will be items that were made in Franklin. Watch for this display after mid-March.

Thank you for these memorial donations

In memory of:
Doris Howser, who died Aug. 3, 1994, age 76, from Phyllis Scholp
Vincent Ross, who died Jn. 24, 2001, age 61, from Kathryn Ross Wright
Anne Harding, who died Feb. 28, 1951, age 16, from Darrell Hedric
Pat Bothe, who died Dec. 31, 2017, age 84 from Harriet Foley

In honor of:
Jean Tracy (who died March 28, 2010, age 87) and Dick Tracy, from Mary Ann Tracy Evans
The 100th birthday, Jan. 13, 1918, of Tom Foley who died July 29, 2016, from Harriet Foley.
HAC Trivia event

Heritage Advisory Council (HAC) will sponsor a Trivia Night at the Valley Vineyards on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 from 3 to 5 pm. The public is invited.

Cost is $20 pp or $100 for a team of 6 people. Reservations are needed. HAC is an organization of historical and genealogical societies and libraries in Warren and Clinton Cos. The purpose is to raise funds so HAC can help these societies with mini-grants.

FAHS is a member of HAC and receives grants from them. Order tickets online
In Search of ...

Members and friends: One of our FAHS members, Phyllis Scholp, is looking for family members of Eliza Pickle Coleman.

Eliza was married to Charles Coleman and they lived on the south side of East Second Street at the edge of town, in a ranch on a hill with land in front, near where St. Paul Lutheran Church is now.

Phyllis is asking because she has pictures dating to the early 1900s that have the name Pickle on the back; some pictures also have the name Kinnear or Kineer, and some were from Waterloo, Quebec. If you have any information, please reply to this email and we'll get a message to her.
(937) 746-8295