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.

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Ford Model T Donation to Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation


On November 15, 2021 the Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation (NCCHP) in Granville, MA. was the recipient of a most generous donation made…

Granville School Bus, 42 Water Street, Granville, Massachusetts

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The Granville "school bus" proceeding west past the Noble & Cooley drum shop at 42 Water Street, Granville, Massachusetts.

This photo was taken…

Granville Townspeople Cutting Wood for Joe Dickinson, Dec 1931

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A group of Granville men who gathered to cut wood for Joe Dickinson, who had been shot in a hunting accident.A note with the photo indicates it was…

Drum Makers' Ball, 1860 and 1863

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Flyers for the Drum Makers' Ball, 31 Dec 1860 and 01 Jan 1863. The 1860 event was only months before the beginning of the Civil War. The 1863 event…

Invitation to the Reception Ball For Grand Duke Alexis, Nov. 29, 1871

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An invitation to the Reception Ball for Russian Grand Duke Alexis, held on 20 Nov 1871 at the Academy of Music, New York City, during the Grand Duke's…

Oration By James Cooley, July 5, 1813

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See the cover page of the document for information. James Cooley (1779-1851) was an attorney in Granville. His father, William Cooley, was a Captain…