Things to Do
The concept of agricultural fairs originated in farming communities as an opportunity for folks to come together for fellowship and a celebration of the fruits of labor and bountiful harvests.
Blue Ridge Institute & Museum
Ferrum College created the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum in 1973 to document, interpret, and present the folk heritage of the Blue Ridge region. Since that time, the Institute has grown steadily, working throughout Virginia and Appalachia while maintaining an emphasis on the western portion of the Commonwealth.
Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a ribbon of road that weaves through the region’s vibrant living traditions. From Cherokee life and agricultural history to Southern Appalachian crafts and music, the Parkway’s 469 miles through Virginia and North Carolina offer many ways to explore rich traditions.
Booker T. Washington National Monument
Booker T. Washington was born a slave in April 1856 on the 207-acre farm of James Burroughs. After the Civil War, Washington became the first principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School. Later as an adviser, author and orator, his past would influence his philosophies as the most influential African American of his era. Come explore his birthplace.
Boones Mill Apple Festival
Sponsored by the Boones Mill Apple Festival Committee and some wonderful businesses, serving the community since 1941! Please come and join the more than 7000 people who regularly help to make our festival a huge success. The Boones Mill Apple Festival raises funds and gives their time freely to help the less fortunate. We strive to continue in that service.
Harvester Performance Center
The Harvester Performance Center is a new, mid-sized music venue serving Rocky Mount, Virginia and surrounding areas with great live performances in all kinds of genres.
The Franklin County Historical Society was chartered by the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1968 for the purpose of collecting and preserving the history of Franklin County, Virginia. In later years, we added "sharing" to our mission. Our overriding goal is to present history accurately and fairly.
Search the card catalog, renew your items, or join us for an event at the library.
The YMCA is a charitable association dedicated to building healthy spirit, mind, and body. The Franklin County Family YMCA is an association of members, volunteers, contributors, and staff, putting Christian principles into practice through programs that promote healthy lifestyles, strong families, positive youth development, community strength, and international understanding.