MINERS HALL MUSEUM
located at
FRANKLIN COMMUNITY CENTER & HERITAGE MUSEUM

701 S. Broadway (Business 69 Highway)
P. O. Box 43
Franklin, Ks. 66735
620-347-4220
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UMWA, 701 S. Broadway, Franklin
Amazon Army March took place at this site

A beautiful new addition to southeast Kansas is at the site of the
Franklin Community Center & Heritage Museum. 

Grand opening May 1, 2012
Business Hours:  Mon-Sat  10am-3pm

The Smithsonian comes to the new
Miners Hall Museum
  (Smithsonian Updates)


Visit the history page
to learn about the community of Franklin and the mining industry.

2012/2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Linda Grilz (President), Phyllis Bitner (Secy-Treas), Debby Close, Linda Knoll, David Keller, Jerry Lomshek,
Mary Lou Murray, Dr. Kris Lawson, Alan Roberts, Linda Roberts, Veda Maxwell, B. J. Harris


Historians:  Ted Leigh and Louis Casaletto
Legal:  Kevin Mitchelson

FOUNDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kaye Lynne Webb, Debby Close, Louis Casaletto, Linda Knoll, Randy Roberts,
Linda Grilz, Craig Hull,  David Keller,  Phyllis Bitner

2011 MEMBERS
Nannette Krumsick, Jerry Lomshek, Mary Lou Murray, Ted Leigh,
Dr. Kris Lawson, Alan & Linda Roberts, Veda Maxwell, B. J. Harris


MINERS' HALL MUSEUM MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Miner’s Hall Museum is to preserve and present authentic materials and artifacts that document the history of coal mining and its impact on Southeast Kansas, as well as to be a vital partner in the educational and cultural life of Southeast Kansas through its collections and programs


How To Help

  • To volunteer or serve on the Board of Directors:  email minershallmuseum@yahoo.com
  • To donate artifacts: drop off at the museum in Franklin from 10-3pm Monday through Saturday.
  • To donate photos:  drop off at the museum in Franklin from 10-3pm Monday through Saturday. (we can make copies and return originals if requested)
  • Monetary donations (all donations are tax deductible):  Mail to Miners' Hall Museum, P. O. Box 43, Franklin, Ks. 66735 or donations can also be made through Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas  (www.southeastkansas.org)
  • Monetary donations can also be made directly on the website by credit card through paypal (www.minershallmuseum.com)

 
While visiting Miners Hall Museum be sure to visit other area attractions.  For information on lodging, restaurants, shopping and other sites
visit the Crawford County CVB website (www.visitcrawfordcounty.com)

Make plans to visit the museum on your next trip to southeast Kansas.
The museum is located directly across the street from our National Historic Site (Franklin Sidewalk)

Available for viewing at the museum are historic items, photos and interviews relating to:


Franklin and other communities in Southeast Kansas
Veterans
F4 tornado of 2003
Nationally known Amazon Army
National and State Historic Site (Franklin Sidewalk)
Mining Industry
Immigrant experience in Kansas
Early Schools
Businesses
Historic Sites in Franklin

***  This is a Non-Smoking Facility. ***
***  No smoking is allowed anywhere inside the building.  ***


Franklin Home Page Historic Sites
For general information about Franklin or the Community Center & Heritage Museum call 620-347-4220 or e-mail:  franklinkansas@yahoo.com