Mission Statement:

The object of the Franklin County Historical Society - Kittochtinny shall be to foster increased knowledge of the history of Franklin County and the Cumberland Valley through a museum and library, to publish papers of the corporation at irregular intervals, to oversee property and assets received, and to promote preservation of historic sites.

What's New At FCHS
FCHS Scholarship

Franklin County Historical Society is offering a $1,000.00 scholarship to a high school senior residing in Franklin Co Pa who will be studying history or a related field at college.  Call the Society at 717-264-1667 or email history@pa.net to request an application.

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FCHS Monthly Zoom Meeting

The Franklin County Historical Society will host its February meeting on Thursday, February 25 at 7:00pm online via Zoom.


Former Franklin County Commissioner Bob Thomas will speak on the America 250 Celebration. The vision of the project is "To engage all Americans in what will be the largest and most inclusive celebration and commemoration in our nation’s history…”.

More information can be found at America250.org.

This event is free and open to the public. The event link and password can be found on the calendar at franklinhistorical.org, the Franklin Historical Facebook page, or by calling 717-264-1667.


Museum tours and Library are open November through April. (Thursday to Saturday 10am to 4pm) and May through October (Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4pm). Other library times by appointment.


Group tours during open hours or by appointment. Groups larger than 8 should call into the Society to see if a docent is on duty for tour.

We highly recommend this!!

      VOLUNTEERS WANTED                                 717-264-1667 

We have something for everyone! Docents (Tour Guides), Librarians, Data Entry, Transcribers and more.

** Donations **

To Donate: Click on FCHS Gift Shop on the left. Scroll down on the store page and then click on Donations. Find the amount you wish to donate to FCHS-K. Again Thank You!

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Please visit the FCHS Online Gift Shop. We have over 500 items for sale. New books, used books, old newspapers, etc.

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175 East King Street

Chambersburg, PA 17201

Phone    717-264-1667


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