Welcome! This site is a joint project of the Mabel Root Henry Historical Museum (the Historical Room at the Granville Library) and the Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation (NCCHP), located in Granville, Massachusetts. Our goal is to digitally preserve and share Granville history.

Please look at the Useful Tips link to the left, or dive right in. USE THE SITE SEARCH FUNCTION when looking for people, places, events and so on. Note that search may not identify every instance of a term, especially in handwritten documents, notes, and non-searchable files.

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Granville Sun Newspaper, 1880-1881

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IMPORTANT: The full text of all editions is available at THIS LINK to the Granville Public Library page on Internet Archive. Please click on the link…

1924 Granville Schools Report

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Report from the Superintendent of Schools, published in the 1924 Town of Granville Annual Report.

Hartland Hollow House

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A house apparently on Hartland Hollow Road. The description on the back of the photo is confusing. Can anyone shed light on what house this was?

Yarmitsky Family With Barn and Cows, Bef. 1911

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The Yarmitsky family. Location believed to be the old Harger place (now gone) on Sheets Road. These two pictures may have been taken on the same day…

Summer Homes and Farms, West Granville, MA.

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Advertising flyer from a local realtor extolling the virtues of country life in West Granville. The goal was to draw would-be "country squire" types…

Five Women Born In Granville In The 1860's (1951 Photo)

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Photo taken on June 25, 1951. Five women born in Granville in the 1860's. Reason for their reunion is unknown but the photo was in the Granville…