Join Us

The Franklin County Historical Society is always accepting new members and offers a number of membership levels.

Remember you can automatically renew! It saves both of us the trouble of going through the renewal process every year.

Membership Levels


FCHS Membership Form PDF Download Here

You may print out the above membership form, complete, and either:

1) Scan and email it to the Society at paying with credit card below.

2) OR, Scan and fax it to the Society 717-264-1451 paying with credit card below.

3) OR, Mail it with your check payable to FCHS-K to:

Franklin County Historical Society
175 East King Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201

4) OR, Call 717-264-1667 to provide your information and pay by credit card over the phone.


Members receive the following benefits throughout the calendar year:

  • Unlimited free us of the Genealogical Library
  • Unlimited free admission to tours of the Old Jail, John Brown House and Brown’s Mill School
  • Free subscription to “Crossed Keys” bi-monthly newsletter
  • Free copy of the Franklin County Historical Society – Kittochtinny Annual Journal
  • Discount on Franklin County Historical Society-sponsored bus tours

Your membership donation makes a difference and helps our organization:

1. Maintain and operate the Genealogical Library located at 175 East King Street; Chambersburg, PA.

2. Maintain and operate the Old Jail Museum located at 175 East King Street; Chambersburg, PA.

3. Maintain and operate the John Brown House in Chambersburg, PA.

4. Maintain and operate the Brown’s Mill School near Greencastle, PA.

5. Oversee the Chambersburg & Bedford Turnpike Toll House near St. Thomas.

6. Oversee the Carrick Furnace, located on Route 75 in Path Valley.

7. Conduct monthly programs on local history for the Society.

8. Publish a bi-monthly newsletter containing items of historical interest, genealogical information, and business of the Society.

9. Hold timely local history events and accomplish historic preservation efforts.