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:  Sept 19th- Weds.
Time: 7pm
Place: Town Hall


The “Dickinson Hill Fire Tower” has always been a great interest here in Grafton.

Our GHS program will feature David Pitlyk sharing history of the tower. David is Historic Site Assistant at the Bennington Battlefield Historic State Site. He has shown much interest and done much research on “our” tower.

Exhibit: Grafton In Motion At Work and At Play.