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 Party!

GHS will have a Twelfth Night Holiday party for members and guests on Sunday, January 7 Rescheduled due to weather!
Date to be announced.

Place: St John Francis Catholic Church.

Bring a dish to pass.
There will be a short business meeting including the election and installation of officers.

All are Welcome!!

Exhibit: Remember when you were a child and as soon as the Christmas tree was up, out came that train. Come see our exhibit at the Grafton Town Hall. One of our members has shared some of his train collection for you to enjoy.  

No Historical Society meeting in December. Enjoy your holiday!