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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Historical Society Event!

Monthly Meeting
Date: July 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Grafton Town Hall
Speaker: Lisa Dougherty

July in Grafton is a very busy and exciting month as there are many activities taking place.

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your roots? Our speaker, will share with us how to learn about our DNA. Lisa is a professional genealogist and a lecturer in our area.

Grafton Summer Festival
Date: July 20, 2019
Place: Town Park
The GHS will, of course, be there. Come and learn more about our history and meet some of our members who make this all happen.

See you there!

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

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