Grafton Historical Society

The Grafton Historical Society, established in 1981, is organized to collect, preserve, interpret and share historical records and artifacts.  It actively shares items and topics of local interest and significance through lectures, exhibits, programs and publications.  In addition, it does provide local genealogy assistance.

The Society meets monthly, April through December, with a program or activity of local interest.

Current officers are:  President - Jeffrey Paine
                                Vice President - Ken Niebuhr
                                Secretary - Betsye Mowry
                                Treasurer - Joseph Ferrannini

Among its resources, the Society has a collection associated with Mina Hydorn which includes scanned diaries and other correspondence, some with transcriptions, pictures and other written records.  Contact Jeffrey Paine at for a list of the scanned records available online as well as hardcopy.

For inquiries regarding Society activities, participation and membership, please contact Town Historian, Pat Niebuhr, at 658-3737.



Historical Society Event!


Date:  Oct 17th- Weds.
Time: 7pm
Place: Town Hall


Looking back in history in a small town is always interesting. Many things happened here in Grafton that some of us are not aware of.

Our meeting in October will feature Peter Gundrum sharing his experience with charcoal making in our town

Also, don’t forget to purchase tickets for the Wine Festival Oct 27th!.
Call: 518-279-9372

Exhibit: Grafton In Motion At Work and At Play.