Tramp House Move

Posted on Aug 27, 2013
Tramp House Move

Thanks to a talented team of Grafton’s finest excavators, concrete formers, and haulers, the Grafton Tramp House is finally in its resting location adjacent to the museum. The summer project had several steps: first, the tramp house needed extra support at the studs and new sills around the perimeter. Then, the building needed to come […]

Grafton to Host Workshop for Local Historical Societies

Posted on Jul 22, 2013
Grafton to Host Workshop for Local Historical Societies

On Thursday, August 8th between 5:30 and 8:00 pm, the Grafton Historical Society will host Maggie Stier, from the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and Nadine Peterson, from the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. Stier and Peterson will present a talk titled, “Who’s Taking Care of Your Town’s History?” The presentation will cover topics relevant […]

Student Volunteers Descend Upon Grafton

Posted on Apr 7, 2013
Student Volunteers Descend Upon Grafton

On Saturday, April 6th, Grafton Historical Society hosted twenty-five student volunteers who braved the wind and cool 40 degree temperatures in order to get their hands dirty. Nine students from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, eight students from Dartmouth College in nearby Hanover, and eight students from the Mascoma Valley Regional High School’s National Honor […]

Spring Souper Supper April 6th

Posted on Mar 8, 2013
Spring Souper Supper April 6th

The Grafton Historical Society presents its first annual souper supper on Saturday, April 6th between 5 and 7 pm. The menu will include a wide variety of soups, breads, salads, and desserts for $8. All proceeds will benefit the historical society and its restoration efforts on several buildings.

Historical Society Members Outline 2013 Goals

Posted on Jan 15, 2013
Historical Society Members Outline 2013 Goals

2013 promises to be the most active year yet for the Grafton Historical Society. At the latest meeting the members discussed, debated, and decided to put their best foot forward to achieve the following goals: 1) Tramp House: this spring and early summer, the society plans to grade and prep the future site of the […]

Holiday Social Planned for December 22nd

Posted on Dec 12, 2012
Holiday Social Planned for December 22nd

The Grafton Historical Society opted to host our annual Holiday Social at the East Grafton Union Church this year. The social will give a chance for community members to witness first hand the beautiful, yet vacant, structure. Come for an afternoon of caroling, instrument interludes, refreshments, and casual conversation about how to best preserve and […]

Grafton Historical Society Awarded $3,500 Grant

Posted on Dec 10, 2012
Grafton Historical Society Awarded $3,500 Grant

Thanks to the generosity of the Charles E. and Edna T. Brundage Charitable, Scientific and Wildlife Conservation Foundation, the Grafton Historical Society has $3,500 to help restore the East Grafton Carding Mill. The mill, which is now entirely shored up for winter snow loads, will be ready to receive post and beam replacements in the […]

Grafton Town Library Added to the NH Historic Register

Posted on Nov 27, 2012
Grafton Town Library Added to the NH Historic Register

News arrived on November 26, 2012 that the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources voted to add the Grafton Town Library to the state historic registry. The registry recognizes landmark properties whose integrity, history, and architecture contribute to the town’s or state’s historic narrative. Such a listing also opens the window of several grant possibilities […]

Work Weekends Planned for the Carding Mill

Posted on Oct 31, 2012
Work Weekends Planned for the Carding Mill

The carding mill’s restoration officially began on Sunday, November 4th. Grafton Historical Society members and friends gathered at the deteriorating mill to begin stabilization of the endangered property. Under the leadership of Sean Frost, of Grafton-based Nature Scapes, seven people helped construct an interior skeleton that temporarily supports the rotted northwest corner, all the while […]

Race to Save the Mill

Posted on Oct 31, 2012
Race to Save the Mill

The first annual Race to Save the Mill was a success thanks to the eight sponsors, forty runners, and several volunteers. Together, we raised $1,500–money that will go to work immediately on saving the East Grafton Carding Mill. A special thanks to our sponsors: LaValley Building Supply, Barney Insurance, Grafton Country Store, Razor Hill Excavation, […]