A large 1858 Franklin County wall map and accompanying references pinpoint all types of mills and small businesses in existence during that era. Want to know what people were making in your town in 1858? Look on the map for color coded dots telling you what happened there.
Some of the first tools manufactured in Franklin County are displayed, along with precision tools made by small companies. Another part of thenew exhibit offers hands-on activities demonstrating some of these early manufacturing processes.
Does your family have an industrial story to share? We’d like to hear it! Come in and share your family history and learn how other people contributed to our local and national industries.