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Open noon to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment.

Starting May 3rd
Now Open Saturdays!
9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


305 North 4th Avenue
Pasco, Washington 99301


(509) 547-3714


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Franklin County Historical Society and Museum captures the spirit and history of Franklin County. The Museum was originally constructed in 1910 as part of Andrew Carnegie's worldwide library construction program. The high ceilings and dark wood trim create a period atmosphere for this collection of historic artifacts and information. A new library was built in 1962, after which the building served several different business concerns, ending in a period of abandonment and neglect. In 1980 the Society was offered the opportunity to use the building as its museum. Between 1980 and 1982, the building was beautifully refurbished by volunteers. It opened to the public as the Franklin County Historical Museum on January 3, 1983.

Liberty Theatre Article

Read about the Liberty Theatre in this article in the Franklin Flyer.

Mission Statement

The Franklin County Historical Society shall preserve and promote the history of Franklin County through educational publications, programs, and the operation of the Franklin County Museum.


The primary benefit of membership is a subscription to our publications, including our monthly newsletter, and our quarterly magazine. We also offer a 10% discount on our gift shop merchandise.