An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

Franklin Cooperative Mercantile Building

Franklin Co-operative Mercantile Institution

A Closer Look

Admission:

By Donation

Hours:

The Relic Hall:

Tuesday through Saturday from from 11 am-3pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day

The Hatch and Doney Houses and interpretive exhibits:

Tuesday through Saturday from from 11 am-3pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day

Telephone:

(208) 646-2290

Location:

111 E. Main St. Franklin, ID 83237

113 E. Main St. Franklin, ID 83237

Directions:

N side of E. Main, mid-block between N 1st E & N 2nd E

FCMIIn 1923, Franklin’s Idaho Pioneer Association bought the old Franklin Co-operative Mercantile Institution Building (located between the Hatch House and the Relic Hall) to use as a museum.  Elliot Butterworth, a storekeeper and long-time Franklin resident collected momentos of the town’s past, which comprise the majority of the artifacts now displayed.  When he ran out of room in the Co-op building, he led an effort to acquire new federal and state funds for construction of a new Relic Hall.  The Mercantile building is not currently open to the public, but visitors are invited to enjoy the exterior view.