Tuesday, June 28, 2016

'Electric Youth' help to launch the Opening Day - Wednesday, July 27

Franklin Town Common

Assorted art activities sponsored by the Franklin Art Association – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Sidewalk Chalk Drawing
  • Face Painting
  • Rich Guardabascio’s Block Printing
  • Plein air Painting

Opening ceremony – 5:45 P

Electric Youth concert – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

the stage is ready at the Town Common
the stage is ready at the Town Common


One Act Plays – 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Monday, June 27, 2016

Celebrate the Cultural Arts in Franklin July 27 to 30

Join us to celebrate the cultural arts

July 27 to 30, 2016

2nd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival

Wednesday, July 27, Beginning at 5:00 PM

  • Art Activities – Sidewalk Chalk, Face Painting, Plein air Painting, and Rich Guardabascio’s Block Painting at the Town Common
  • Music Performances – Electric Youth at the Town Common and One-Acts at THE BLACK BOX

Thursday, July 28, Beginning at 5:00 PM

  • Music Performances – The Fiddling Thomsons at the Historical Museum
  • Laughter Yoga and Shakespeare on the Common at the Town Common

Friday, July 29, Varied times

  • Music Performances – Student Music Concert at Franklin high school at 11 AM; Kevin Wolfe, Classical Soft Rock in the Sculpture Park, beginning at 6:30 PM
  • Shakespeare on the Common at the Town Common, beginning at 8 PM

Saturday, July 30, afternoon and evening

THE BLACK BOX, Inside and outside, under the festival tent
  • Music Performances – 
Featuring: Emma Newton, Voice and Harp; Brent Selby, Cello
LiveARTS - Don Krishnaswami, viola and Ann Sears, piano; Heath Nisbett, Flamenco guitar
Kaye Kelly, Guitar; One Acts; Stefilia's Stone; Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli; Jamie Barrett
Jim Henry with Stephanie Marshall and Susan Cattaneo of The Boxcar Lilies; and Victims of Gravity
  • Culinary Arts – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Taste of Franklin … enjoy the food!
  • Visual Arts – Afternoon and evening – featuring Franklin Art Association and Robot Designs
Franklin Cultural Festival - July 27-30, 2016
Franklin Cultural Festival - July 27-30, 2016

For additional information and updates to the schedule visit the Cultural Festival webpage http://www.franklinsculturalfestival.org/

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Fiddling Thomsons To Perform At The Franklin Historical Museum

The Franklin Historical Museum is happy to be participating in the 2nd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival to be held the last week of July.

As part of the festival, the Fiddling Thomsons will perform on the front porch of the museum Thursday evening, July28th from 5:00pm -7:30pm.

Ryan and Brennish Thomson are an award winning father and son duo who will be performing lively tunes on a variety of old time instruments of historical nature. Together they play twin fiddles, wooden spoons, jaw harp, cajon box, drum, rhythm bones, mandolin,banjo, accordion, flute, foot percussion, penny whistle, to name a few! The duo will entertain with their large repertoire of fun and lively tunes and will be available to answer questions from the audience regarding the folk instruments they play.

Join us for Fiddling and Folk Music on Thursday the 28th, on the front lawn of the museum for some lively entertainment and a night of family fun.

More information on the duo can be found on their website, captainfiddle.com.

The evening is sponsored and hosted by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum. The Cultural District Festival runs from Wednesday, July 27th through Saturday July 30th. 

See you there.

Fiddling Thomsons (image grab from YouTube video)
Fiddling Thomsons (image grab from YouTube video)
For more about the Fiddling Thomsons visit their YouTube channel