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Post Office Visit Brownies 1986 05-9574.jpg
Brownie Troop 221B visited the Granville Post Office (01034) in May, 1986. Photos from the Elizabeth ("Betty") Carpenter collection, donated by Karen J. Carpenter, 2023. Betty Carpenter served as Postmaster. The Granby Road post office was replaced…

Academy Hall Rededication 1975 01-9407.jpg
In 1975 Academy Hall was rededicated after some restoration work was done to the facility. To celebrate the milestone a reception was held, and R. Jay Drolett was there with his camera. The photos were assembled in an album which was then donated to…

Harvest Fair 1985 B Horbor selling records and games-9043.jpg
Photo donated to the Library Club in 1988 by Barbara Horlor showing the Library Club stand at the 1985 Granville Harvest Fair. Items being sold included vinyl records for $1.00 each, and used books.

Harvest Fair 1984 H Johnson and M Dickinson selling used books-9047.jpg
A collection of photos from the 1984 Granville Harvest Fair, donated to the Library Club by Barbara Horlor in 1988.

This writer recalls driving past the 1984 Harvest Fair late in the day after a long leaf-peeping drive, wandering aimlessly through…

Recent Donors.pdf
A list of those whose generosity has supported the mission of the Mabel Root Henry Historical Museum (Historical Room) at the Granville Public Library.

Their generosity has been expressed in the form of financial support as well as contributions…

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NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MARCH 20TH.

Rowley Roswell Springfield_Republican_1904-02-28.pdf
An account of murder and mayhem in the village!

Oh wait, never mind.......

Yarmitsky Omansky Family.jpg
NOTE: You will need to use the "enlarge" (+ icon) to make the newspaper type in the viewing windows legible. The 30 Sep 1911 Springfield Daily News account of a tragic murder in West Granville.The article mentions a photo (shown here; the two men in…

Beauty Contest 1959.jpg
Independence Day Beauty Contest photos, provided by Marion Pratt Riensema. These also appeared on the Granville-Tolland Community Facebook page, 19 Dec 2021 courtesy of Marion. Comments follow:GP: "I drove the winners in ‘59 and ‘60. I believe Nancy…

Train Derailment 1939 11 07 a-6856.jpg
A nine car train derailed on 07 Nov 1939, injuring five passengers and bruising dozens. The derailment occurred on the section of line somewhere between Westfield and Springfield.

The photos were taken by one of the Hiers brothers. It appears the…

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On November 15, 2021 the Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation (NCCHP) in Granville, MA. was the recipient of a most generous donation made by Mr. Wilson Rider of Granville. Mr. and Mrs. Rider owned this Model T Ford for many years and…

Drum Makers Ball 1860 12 31-8628.jpg
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 occurred on the day the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. The Civil War would continue for…
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