Ken Cushing to Speak on Northern Railroad’s Impact on Franklin on May 3

At Franklin Historical Society Museum

A train pulls out of of Franklin Depot heading north on the Northern Railroad in the 1800's. Photo: Franklin Historical Society

On Thursday, May 3 at 7 PM the Franklin Historical Society offers a fascinating talk by renowned railroad historian Ken Cushing. Cushing will discuss the evolution and importance of the Northern Railroad to Franklin’s development and economic impact as an industrial center. An efficient rail service was essential in the horse and buggy era, allowing ease of travel both north to Canada and south to Boston, and facilitating an exchange of goods in both directions. The presentation will be at the Society’s Webster/Tay House at 21 Holy Cross Road, Webster Place (directions available at “Everything you always wanted to know about the Northern RR but were afraid to ask” will be offered free of charge and open to all. Light refreshments will follow the program and precede the regular business meeting, to which all are also cordially invited to attend.