Franklin Gets Ready for the Massachusetts Walking Tour


Folks at the Franklin library (temporary location, just off Grove Street,) are getting ready to welcome the Massachusetts Walking Tour, and everyone who wants to share in this event, Friday, June 23 from 6-8PM.

It’s been almost a year in preparation, but the Massachusetts Walking Tour is nearly ready to come to town.  Over 11 days in June, this group of musicians will be backpacking their instruments and camping gear from one town to the next, offering free concerts each evening in a different town. Now that the tour is all planned out, the grants written and granted by wonderful folks such as the Franklin Cultural Council, venues are booked, and places for the touring musicians to camp have been arranged, it’s time to get the word out. Here are some of the helpful (and excited!) folks in Franklin who are doing their part to welcome the walking tour to Franklin. We’ll be visiting other towns soon.


Thanks to the great folks at Grove Street Auto Repair (on Grove Street, naturally!) for providing a camping spot for the Massachusetts Walking tour after their concert at the Franklin Library

Gets lots more information about details of this exciting 11 day event at The first hour of each concert will include local artists of many types.


Thanks, Ginger, at Sanctuary Salon & Day Spa on Hayward Street in Franklin, for helping spread the word!

Check out the website if you’re interested in participating, or know others who would like to take part in this unique event.


Thanks, Karen Alves, Director of the Franklin Senior Center, for making time for us on a busy day and supporting our efforts to get the word out.

The second hour of the concert will be acoustic music provided by the touring musicians, Mark Mandeville, Raianne Richards, Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski, with other guests.


Thanks to Destination Dog in Franklin, for helping us get the word out to lots of dog owners and dog lovers in the Franklin area.

In the coming days we’ll be stopping into libraries and other venues to share posters and post cards.


Thank you, Wild Birds Unlimited, Franklin, for helping spread the word!

And thanks to the folks working to make the SNETT Trail more viable. The Walking Tour will be utilizing the SNETT on their way to Franklin from Bellingham, then on their way on to Blackstone the day after the Franklin concert.

Marjorie Turner Hollman

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! Marjorie is a Certified Legacy Planner with, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project.



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