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March 2017
miner statue in the spring

Museum Open on Weekends

March 4

Our hibernation is over. Franklin Mineral Museum reopens for weekend visitors only.

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April 2017
school buses

Museum Resumes 7-Day Schedule

April 1

Spring is here and our doors are open with a seven-days-a-week schedule.

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May 2017
miner's day celebration

Miners Day and Volunteer Appreciation Day

May 7

A combination outdoor and indoor event, by invitation only. This event honors the miners who worked in the Franklin and Ogdensburg zinc mines and features music by the Franklin Band, science awards to local students, and speakers on local history and mining lore. Lunch and refreshments provided.

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July 2017
mineral sale

Summer Mineral Sale

July 1 - September 12

Summer mineral sale in Kraissl Hall. Open to the public. Both local (Franklin – Sterling Hill) and worldwide minerals will be available, along with miscellaneous mineral-related books, collecting equipment, mining memorabilia, etc.

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September 2017
mineral sale

61st Annual Franklin-Sterling Gem & Mineral Show

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Franklin Middle School, 50 Washington Avenue
Franklin, NJ 07416 United States

Held at Franklin Middle School, this 2-Day Show includes both indoor and outdoor dealers in minerals, fossils, gems, and jewelry. INDOOR SHOW Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. OUTDOOR SHOW Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission $7.00 adults / $4.00 children (ages 6-16). Learn more

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summer sale

61st Annual Franklin-Sterling Gem & Mineral Show

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Franklin Middle School, 50 Washington Avenue
Franklin, NJ 07416 United States

Held at Franklin Middle School, this 2-Day Show includes both indoor and outdoor dealers in minerals, fossils, gems, and jewelry. INDOOR SHOW Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. OUTDOOR SHOW Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission $7.00 adults / $4.00 children (ages 6-16) Learn more

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November 2017
mineral sale in store

Members-Only Sale

November 18 - November 22

Members-only sale of items in the museum store. Sale continues November 24 after Thanksgiving.

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store jewelry

Public Sale

November 25 - November 30

End-of-season sale of items in the museum store. Open to the public.

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