in 1932, the Franklin County Museum preserves the heritage
and genealogy of Franklin County with many displays of
historical items. It consists of three separate buildings.
The largest contains many artifacts and memorabilia from the
area such as WW1 and WW2 uniforms, newspaper articles,
pictures, letters, ammunition, honor ribbons and medals.
Most of the artifacts are from Franklin County residents who
fought for their country during many different time periods,
and in numerous wars and battles. It also contains many
pictures of the pioneers that founded and first lived in
Franklin. A special exhibit is dedicated to the life and
times of Pierce Lyden, famous ‘bad man’ of Hollywood’s old
westerns. The exhibit displays hundreds of items from his
movie years including his saddles, clothes, pistols, posters
and pictures. Pierce was born in Franklin County.