The Village Historian

Kevin Franklin

Kevin Franklin Village HistorianI’ve had a life long interest in history and documenting local history. I am a life long resident of the Town of Colonie and residing here in Menands since 1976. I was appointed to the position of Historian here in Menands by past Mayor Thomas Gibbs. I joined the Menands Police Department in 1973 and retired in 2003 after 30 years service with the department including last seven serving as Chief of Police. I am now the “middle” generation of five generations of Franklin family members to reside here in Menands beginning with my Grandfather Louis W. Franklin nearly 100 years ago.

Historical Society of the Town of Colonie