135 N. Main Street
Franklin, IN 46131
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The Johnson County Museum of History is located two blocks north of the County Courthouse in Franklin, Indiana. The museum's home is the former Masonic Temple Building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum houses over 20,000 objects, photographs, and documents relating to Johnson County’s past and present.
The collection includes an 1830s cabin, located next to the museum, and antique farm machinery housed at Sawmill Barn in Johnson County Park.
Many of these artifacts are on display in the museum's permanent galleries. The museum also has a gallery for short-term exhibits featuring local artists, or local history.
On the ground floor, the genealogy and local history library contains a wealth of research materials, many of which are original documents, relating to Johnson County and surrounding regions.
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