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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.

Ben's Place
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Please visit the FCHS Online Gift Shop. We have over 500 items for sale: new and used books, old newspapers, etc.

We have over 12,000 digital photos dating from 1920 to 1940s available for purchase. These photos came from M.B. Mumper photography in Chambersburg. Click the button below to view and/or purchase digital photos.
Cost $5.00 each.

What's New At FCHS
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Crossed Keys Newsletter
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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). Please note that the last tour must start by 3pm.

Group tours by appointment. Groups larger than 8 should call into the Society to see if a docent will be available.


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…”.

Click "250" to view video about America 250 Celebration!!!!

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Please visit Upcoming Bus Tours
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      VOLUNTEERS WANTED          717-264-1667 

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

Stay tuned for upcoming Events

All old newspapers on sale in gift shop are now marked 50% off.

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Parade square 1903

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Fireman parade 1907
Fireman parade 1907

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Bicenntennial 1976
Bicenntennial 1976

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Parade square 1903
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** Donations **

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

175 East King Street

Chambersburg, PA 17201

Phone    717-264-1667


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Please DO NOT use "CONTACT US" for any research requests. Click this link - Genealogy Requests

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