Mike Wolfe Lends His Voice to “Welcome to Franklin” Video

We are proud to debut a new “Welcome to Franklin” video, which is a love letter to historic downtown Franklin and its local business community that continues to thrive. Special thanks to Mike Wolfe American Picker for lending his voice, heart and soul to this video. As he says about his decision to move to Franklin, “My family moved for the history and stayed for the community.” Without further ado… press play!

Posted by Downtown Franklin on Monday, July 31, 2017

Downtown Franklin Association, a division of The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County has released a new “Welcome to Franklin” video with the help of American Pickers star Mike Wolfe.

The one minute video is a love letter to downtown Franklin, highlighting the rich history, local businesses and vibrant community with Wolfe as the narrator. The American Pickers star and his wife, Jodi Wolfe were recently awarded the honored Preservation Award by the Heritage Foundation, highlighting their restoration and revitalization of the building at 345 Main St., which currently houses Whites Mercantile.

“My family moved for the history and stayed for the community of Franklin,” says Mike Wolfe. “We wanted to raise our daughter Charlie in a place where there was a sense of community and tradition, and we’ve fallen in love with the Southern way of life here in Franklin.”

Throughout the video, you will see many focal points of downtown Franklin from GRAYS on Main, Franklin Theatre, Kimbros, Walton’s Jewelry and Pilgrimage Festival. Learn more about Downtown Franklin and the many shops, eateries, and more on their Facebook page.