The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall Foundation is dedicated to innovative educational programming, providing the best in museum scholarship.


Educate, Engage, Elevate!

Education through preservation and conservation

The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall Foundation offers a unique opportunity for teachers and students to experience preservation education. Onsite learning experiences includes cross-curriculum exploration of our environment through preservation and conservation techniques, engage with artifacts through archeology, examine building design and strategies to save and preserve structures and landscapes, share perspectives on the built environment from past, present and future, and hold constructive conversations on the Hall’s rich historic connections to local, state and national people and events.

We offer professional development for teachers as well as classroom programming covering topics related to Historic Preservation, Material Culture and Historic Resources, and Environmental Conservation.

Understanding Objects

Building the Hall

People and Place


National Register Nomination for the Historic Franklin Masonic Hall (1972)

Architectural and Structure Report

Architectural Design for Phase I

Architectural Conservation Report


We are shaped by our history. Understanding who we are helps us to develop a sense of belong and fosters identity. Our ledgers and documents begin in 1809 and provide details of men who were Masons, linking them to people, places, and events during the formative years of Franklin, Tennessee, and the United States. Explore our records. Witness the past on our pages!

For more information on Franklin and Williamson County Genealogy, contact Rachael Finch at rachael.finch@hfmhfoundation.org

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