Museum Merchandise

Holiday Ornament

Frankfort Christmas Ornament
Frankfort Christmas Ornament

Frankfort Area Historical Society’s 2022 Ornament Commemorating Frankfort’s 50th Anniversary.

Cost: $15 Available now at the museum.

Frankfort’s Favorite Christmas Cookies

As each holiday season approaches, we look forward to spending time with family and friends, celebrating special traditions. Among these favorite traditions is the Frankfort Area Historical Society’s Annual Candlelight House Walk. With this tradition comes delightful refreshments of home-baked cookies, coffee, and Wassail.

Over the years, many of our Candlelight House Walk guests have asked for the cookie recipes made famous by our historical bakers, Joanne Warning and John Clavio. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Frankfort Area Historical Society, we are proud to present Frankfort’s Favorite Christmas Cookies Cookbook, a collection of the cookie recipes that have been served over the years.

You may wish a Frankfort’s Favorite Christmas Cookies cookbook for yourself. Cookbooks also make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, showers, Christmas, Mother’s Day, and other special occasions. To purchase your cookbook, visit the Museum at 132 Kansas Street in Downtown Frankfort.

Cost: $20 Available now at the museum.

“Images of America: Frankfort” book by Rachel Gilmore.

A village known for its 1890s charm, Frankfort is home to people and places that have tightly woven a vintage thread across generations, uniting the community for over 150 years. With strong German roots that inspired the town’s name and an appreciation for hard work and good moral character, the citizens of Frankfort solidified the village’s place on the Midwestern prairie as a center for commerce and transportation as well as cultural, social, and spiritual development. It continued, after World War II and on through the 20th century, to hang on to its small-town identity and values, underpinning everyday life with down-home community spirit. From the ongoing rebirth of the historic downtown business district to the evolution of Sauerkraut Days into the nationally recognized Frankfort Fall Festival to the rails-to-trails conversion of the Michigan Central Railroad tracks to the preservation of Frankfort’s iconic landmarks (the Grainery [sic] and the water tower), Frankfort is a community that values its heritage while clearly envisioning its future.

Author Bio: Author Rachel Gilmore has partnered with the Frankfort Area Historical Society to pull the most charming, quirky, and nostalgic photographs from its archives in order to depict Frankfort’s journey from little town on the prairie to thriving small suburb of Chicago, all while never straying too far from home.

To book Rachel as a speaker or for other inquiries, please contact her at rache[email protected] or visit Thank you!

Other items include:

  • “Fragments of Frankfort” photograph book
  • Book about Sam, General Sherman’s horse (buried in Frankfort) by Rachel Gilmore
  • Note cards (set of 15)
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Postcards
  • Keyrings
  • Wooden and ceramic buildings