About Our Museum and Society

About Franklin County Historical Society

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Franklin County’s past. The Society has been collecting artifacts and information that tell the history of Franklin County since its inception in 1968. Countless volunteer and staff hours have been spent working to increase the public knowledge of our local history.

In 1983, after over two years of painstaking renovation, the Society moved into the former Carnegie Library, which originally opened in 1911. Exhibits feature Native American artifacts, information on Lewis & Clark’s Corp of Discovery, railroad development, agriculture, irrigation, area ferries and bridges, aviation and health care, as well as a wealth of local artifacts and photos.


Our Mission

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.


Board of Directors

Thank you to all of our board members who are the foundation to our great society and museum.

Our Community Partners

Thank you to our community partners, without you we would not be able to serve the community with a rich vault of area historical treasures.

305 North 4th Avenue
Pasco, Washington 99301

Open noon to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00pm and by appointment