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.

Let it snow!

Let it snow!


Historical Society Event!

Date: May 15, 2019
Time: 7pm
Place: Grafton Town Hall


Join us for our 2nd Meeting of the year!

Terry Lamphere will be our newest speaker! Terry grew up in Grafton and is the great grandson of Elmer Jacobs. Many will remember Hilda Goyer, his mother.

Terry will share tales of Grafton as well as some family memorabilia. There will be an opportunity for your own stories also.

Refreshments and fellowship follow. See you then!

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

Stop by the Town Hall and look at the Grafton Winter scenes in our exhibit case.

New Exhibit: Views of Winters Past.