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Wawa, Pennsylvania: Franklin Mint Museum (Gone) Team Field Report

2004: Closed.

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Franklin Mint Museum Closes

In a tragic move, The Franklin Mint, Wawa (formerly named Franklin Center), Pennsylvania, known the world over for its mass produced "collectibles," has closed its museum. This follows an announcement, reported by us in November, that the company was laying off 200 of its workers.


[02/22/2004] Complete News Story

Franklin Mint to lay off 200

We have long been fans of the Franklin Mint Museum in Wawa (formerly named Franklin Center). This week, the company announced that they were curtailing the production of limited edition figurines, and would be laying off 2/3rds of its workforce....

[11/16/2003] Complete News Story

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