Museum Displays

Lobby Displays

Four large display cases line the wall along the passageway from the Museum lobby to the Mine Replica. Two of these contain historical items from the local area, including homemade miners’ boots, kerosene lanterns used along the local rail lines, antique watch fobs, and cabochon gemstones cut from minerals found in the Franklin mine. The other two cases feature minerals, photographs, historical documents, etc. from local collectors and are changed every year or two.


Outdoor Displays

Visitors to the museum are greeted by a variety of outdoor exhibits as soon as they step from their cars. Prominent among them are a bronze statue of a miner and a series of historic ore cars once used in the Franklin mine. The large block of rock sitting on the lawn is a mass of zinc ore, brought to the Museum from a surface remnant of the Franklin orebody near High Street.