Visit the Franconia Museum to learn what Joe Alexander meant to Franconia and the Lee District.


The Franconia Museum is deeply saddened by the death of Joe Alexander, a Founding Friend, supporter and volunteer at the Museum in the government center on Franconia Road. He died at his home on Craft Road on Sunday, August 30, after returning there from a long stay in the hospital. Joe was the Lee District member of the Board of Supervisors for 31 years and is responsible for most of the modern facilities we enjoy today. Yet, he never forgot about the past and always worked to make things better, not just change for change sake. It's hard to imagine that when he became Supervisor that most of Franconia depended on well water and septic fields, the roads were narrow and it was a long way to the bank and a major grocery store. Now, we depend without a second thought on the excellent services he created. Joe was a Franconia Boy through and through, and we are all the better for it, even if you never knew him.

Condolences to Joe's wife, Davie, and his daughters Cathi and Cheri and Cheri's daughter, Stephanie. They lit up his life!

Our Goals

   •    To identify, codify, and protect the history of the Franconia area
   •    To promote the heritage for the Franconia area
   •    To provide educational opportunities for students and the greater community
   •    To highlight and enhance the Spirit of Franconia

Our Mission

•    The Franconia Museum preserves the past, present, and future of the Franconia area in pictures, artifacts, and stories.
•    The Franconia Museum reaches out by educating, enriching, and bringing together the greater community.

We are a 501 (c) (3) organization led and run entirely by volunteers.

The Museum also does exhibits at local libraries, and other community meeting places throughout the year.

The best way to get to know the Franconia Museum is to come to one of our events. We host story-swaps two or three times a year and the Franconia History Day in the fall.

Please check our web site often for event and exhibit announcements. If you would like to be on our event mailing list please send us an email at Franconia Museum.

If you have a story to tell or a picture, artifact, or map to contribute please let us know. We are here to tell YOUR story!