- FHAS launches its own website.
- New curtains are installed at the Artcraft theatre.
- The Artcraft receives a new screen.
- Franklin Heritage closes on 901 E. Jefferson St.
- The backstage restoration of The Historic Artcraft Theatre begins with the removal of the ceiling.
- June of 2008 brings heavy rains causing “The Great Franklin Flood of 2008”
- 600 Hurricane Street is sold to Daniel Wagner
- In late April, the owners of The Artcraft first approach FHI about the purchase and restoration of the theatre
- FHI develops a program with local schools called “Teaching with History”
- Courses are offered by FHI intended for potential homeowners. These workshops, taught by community leaders and professionals covered topics such as understanding how credit works, pre-qualifications for homebuyers and determining how much you can afford to pay for a home.
- Webb Elementary Fourth-Grade History Helpers, the Johnson County Museum of History, and Franklin Printing, Inc. assisted FHI’s publication of the Self-Guided Walking Tour of Historic Architecture.
- FHI was the recipient of a $60,000 Leadership Challenge Grant from The Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana. This grant matched the $40,000 already raised to create a full-time executive director’s position for Rob Shilts.
- Mike Rembusch, owner of the Artcraft, puts the theatre up for sale in May of 2000 and it is purchased by the Williard .
- FHI acquired its second property in June of 2000 located at 600 North Hurricane
- Johnson County Department of Community Correction began to provide eight to fourteen men each weekend to work the brick streets allowing for them to be completed.
- The Hopewell Presbyterian Church and Franklin Heritage hold an ice cream social in October. Event includes a speech by Richard Skidmore, Civil War expert and author of The Civil War Journal of Billy Davis: From Hopewell, Indiana to Port Republic, Virginia.
- A position statement letter is composed against the zoning ordinance that was allowing single-family homes to renovate into multiple-family homes.
- Franklin Heritage prevents the Tabernacle Christian Church from the demolition of two identical brick homes and they are standing sturdily in Franklin to this day