Spring Into History

EXPLORE 300 YEARS OF AMERICAN HISTORY

 

April is Spring Into History Month in Franklin County! Learn about Native American artifacts, frontier forts, stops along the Underground Railroad, Civil War invasions, genealogy and Franklin County Military Trails. 

Franklin County Timeline

Historic Trails of
Franklin County

Celebrating 100 Years

Women’s Constitutional
Right to VOTE

1776

I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.


Abigail Adams to John Adams,
June 1776

1848

July 19-20, 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention, named because it was held in Seneca Falls, New York, women met to discuss equality and the right to vote.

 

It was not the first meeting in support of women’s rights, but it was the one to launch a national movement and cause.

1920

The 19th amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution to guarantee all women the right to vote in all states of the U.S.

Legal voice peacefully, through democratic processes…vote.

NEW! 

Stitches in Time

Barn Quilt Trail of Franklin County

Join us as we connect art with a scenic drive through our beautiful county

Historic Beauty of Franklin County

Renfrew Museum & Park

Waynesboro

Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge

Greencastle

Memorial Fountain

Chambersburg

James Buchanan Birth Place

Mercersburg

Take a Look Inside our Spring Into History
Publication

Every year, the Franklin County Visitor’s Bureau produces a Spring Into History booklet to highlight the history of Franklin County. Enjoy your virtual visit to Franklin County, PA!

Underground Railroad Video

Road to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in Franklin County

Great moments are waiting!