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    Franklin on Ice

    by Rabbityama Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Franklin on Ice is an annual event, usually held in February. Ice sculptors gather in Fountain Park and create beautiful sculptures out of giant ice blocks! You can watch them as they sculpt, or just go after they are all done to view the finished products! There is also Chili tasting to warm you up as you walk!

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    Tiffany Windows!

    by Rabbityama Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a treasure that many people do not know exists, even those who live in Franklin! At Saint John's Episcopal Church, all of the windows are original Tiffany windows! They are considered to be some of the finest works of Tiffany! How did a town like Franklin acquire such works? Well, during the times when oil was being mined in the area, there were many wealthy people in Franklin. Therefore, they were able to afford to pay Tiffany to produce the church's windows. The windows are very beautiful, especially when the sun is shining through them! If you want to view the windows, take the tour! They request that you pay $4.00 per person, and you need to call in advance to schedule the tour (call between 9 am and noon on weekdays). If you go to Franklin, this may just be the number one thing you've got to see!

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    Venango County Courthouse

    by Rabbityama Written Jul 22, 2010
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    The Courthouse was constructed in 1868 in Italiante-style architecture, so it's an interesting historic building itself. Inside, though, there are displays of Native American artifacts found in Venango County. Many of the arrowheads, pots, and tools are hundreds of years old. Entry is free, so if you are visiting downtown Franklin, it's worth a stop.

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    DeBence Antique Music World

    by Rabbityama Written Jul 13, 2010
    DeBence Antique Music World

    DeBence Antique Music World is a fun little museum of music players. When you visit, a guide will take you to each player and talk about its history before playing it for you! I was hesitant about whether the museum would be worthwhile, but the guides and the music really make it a fun and enjoyable experience! Some of the players are actually very rare, so those interested in calliopes, nickelodeons, and other musical players will especially enjoy the museum.

    It costs $8 for adults, $5 for high school and university students, $3 for ages 3-14, $7 for 65+, and small children are free.

    The museum is open from April through October, but you can call to make an appointment to tour during winter months.

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    A. G. Egbert Memorial Fountain

    by Stephen-KarenConn Written Jul 26, 2007

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    The 1896 A. G. Egbert Fountain is a centerpiece of the lovely park that sides the Venango County courthouse. Egbert was a devoted advocate for the park & the elegant fountain commemorates his service.

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    The Barrow Civic Theater

    by Rabbityama Written Oct 13, 2005

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    Franklin has a nice theater where local performers, as well as guests from outside of the town, can perform. There is almost always some sort of show or entertainment there on the weekends. Local actors and actresses perform in plays and musicals. There are also instrumental performances, choral concerts, dancing, and seasonal shows during holidays. The performances are often funny, but they're always well-done and entertaining.

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    Applefest!

    by Rabbityama Written Oct 1, 2005

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    Applefest is the biggest event in Franklin. It is held every year, usually in early October (see website for specific days). At Applefest, there are a LOT of vendors that sell craft items. The vendors are located in both parks surrounding the court house. There are always special events going on during Applefest. Musical performances on the stage, dances, theater shows at the Barrow Civic Theater, the 5K race, the car show, and horse rides. There are also many food vendors. People come from all over to go to Applefest. It really is a lot of fun!

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