Old Franklin Day

By Alice Maggiore

Old Franklin Day

August 27, 2011 Updated Aug 27, 2011 at 6:51 PM EDT

Franklin, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A small town in Delaware County invites the community to celebrate its history and help preserve it.

Old Franklin Day started in the 1980s -- now it's grown into a one-day festival.

In the past, it's raised as much as 2 thousand dollars to benefit the town's old Stone Hall.

This year, organizers hope to bring in about $1,000.

The Stone Hall was established in 1857 as part of the Delaware Literature Institute,

It now houses plenty of pieces of Franklin's past.

"The second floor is the Ouleout Valley Historical Museum," said Kim Hyzer. "We have a lot of artifacts from Franklin and businesses that have been there in the past and we have a old school room set up with old picture and old yearbooks from Franklin and ELI and the third floor is storage."

If you'd like to make a contribution, you may do so by sending a check to the Stone Hall Committee, PO Box 166 Franklin, NY 13775.