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 - Matt Kirchner
                                Vice President - Jeff Paine
                                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.

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Mark your calendar!

Two Special Events!

Date: October 16, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Grafton Town Hall
Speaker: Kathy Sheehan,

Rensselaer County and Troy city Historian, will be our speaker. Kathy’s talk will be on “Mourning Customs and Cemetaries” in Rensselaer County.

There will be a business meeting first and refreshments following the speaker. See you there!

Wine & Cheese Fest!
Date: October 19th
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Place: Grafton Senior Ctr

Join us for one of our favorite annual events. This marks our 20th year for this successful event. Lots of refreshments and beverages and fun.
Call Allison Krichner at
518-279-9372 for tickets.

Become a 2019 dues paying member. Still only $5!

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