The four Franklin County museums are partnering to promote local history.

The Appanoose Museum, the Old Depot Museum, Richmond Community Museum and the Wellsville Historical Society are launching a first-ever Museum Hopper Weekend Saturday and Sunday to encourage visitors to explore the rich history of Franklin County, Staresinic-Deane, Franklin County Historical Society executive director, said. Admission to all four museums will be free, although donations are appreciated. To thank visitors for participating, museums will give away a different souvenir postcard at each stop, Staresinic-Deane said.

“What’s amazing about our community museums is that each museum reflects the stories of the people in the community it serves,” Staresinic-Deane said. “By visiting each of these museums, visitors can really appreciate how our Franklin County communities are similar and different and how local industries, schools, leadership, and major events shaped people and places throughout the county’s history.”

The hours and locations of each musuem are:

Appanoose Museum: 600 Shawnee Road, Pomona. Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Old Depot Museum: 135 W, Tecumseh, Ottawa. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Richmond Community Museum: 119 E, Central, Richmond. Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wellsville Historical Society, 517 S, Main, Wellsville. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday: TBA