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About

The Franklin County Historical Society, situated in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, is a repository of local history and culture. It houses a genealogy library and offers tours of the Old Jail, providing insights into the region's past. The society serves as a valuable resource for researchers, history enthusiasts, and the community at large, preserving and showcasing the rich heritage of Franklin County.

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Franklin County’s past. The Society has been collecting artifacts and information that tell the history of Franklin County since its inception in 1784. Countless volunteer and staff hours have been spent working to increase the public knowledge of our local history.

Board of Directors

Neil Rensch - President

Suellen Burkey - Vice-President

Cyndy Dinsmore - Secretary

Connie Eiker Estep - Treasurer

Bill Bechtold

Dale Fitzsimmons

Kathy Harmon

Jeff Irwin

William LaFond

Ann Landis

Deb Martinez

Bob Thomas

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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 genealogy library, to publish papers of the corporation at irregular intervals, to oversee property and assets received, and to promote preservation of historic sites.

Museum Hours

Museum tours and Genealogy 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.

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