The new museum on Naple Avenue

Construction commenced on a new museum in 2006 on a site located within Rath Park in Franklin Square.  As of 2009 the entire exterior of the building has been completed and work on the interior mechanical systems are underway. It is noteworthy to remember that the entire project has been funded largely by donations from local citizens at no cost to the Franklin Square taxpayer. We look forward to the grand opening sometime in 2011.

The Franklin Square Museum building was designed in 2000-2001 by the architectural firm of Angelo Francis Corva and Associates of West Hempstead, L.I. The Building is Georgian Revival in style, and refers to the famous Franklin Square National Bank building on Hempstead Turnpike. The plan includes a large exhibit hall, a research library and archives, a classroom-exhibit room, a small office and storage area.

New museum plaque

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The Franklin Square Historical Society was founded in 1976 as an invaluable community resource by its current president Paul van Wie, Ph.D.