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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Stub: The Life and Times of Francis Robert Hunt, by Lodema "Dolly" Hunt

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"In order to find your way in the future, it is very important to know where you come from. The future is built upon the blocks of the past. Please…

Thomas A. Banks (1851-1939): Life Story

Banks Thomas A 1934 001.pdf

The story of Thomas Banks' life, as told by himself in 1934. His remarkable story is shared here with the permission of his descendants.

Note the…

James P. Cooley Letters to Silas Noble, 1855

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Two letters from James P. Cooley to his business partner Silas Noble, concerning the Noble & Cooley company. The company was founded in 1854 and these…

Fifth Annual Community Fair (1931)

1931 5th Community Fair.pdf

Event program for the 5th Annual Community Fair, Granville, Massachusetts. Held on September 16, 1951.

Granville Heirloom Recipes, Part One

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Old recipes. No guarantees, bakers beware! There may be gems and there may be duds. Baking times and temps are often not provided because the recipes…

Miles J. Rose (1839-1915)

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Miles Rose was a direct descendant of Jonathan Rose, one of Granville's original settlers. He is said to have been the last Rose to live in Granville,…