Annual Meeting & Award Dinner, Friday, May 3rd

Michael F. Goulet to be the Recipient of Grafton History Award

            The Grafton Historical Society is very pleased to present the 2024 Grafton History Award to Michael F. Goulet at this year’s Annual Meeting on Friday, May 3rd at the Post Office Pub.  A life-long Grafton resident, he has helped a pronominal number of people in our town. In both his printing business and private life, he always strived for the best results. Mike has extended services to many self-publishing individuals at little cost throughout the years. He has been instrumental in helping to publish several books that have been supplied to the Grafton Historical Society, such as “A Grafton Chronicle” by Joe Kuras & Jayne Carroll Wilson, The History of Catholic Churches in Grafton, The History of Baseball in Grafton, by Joe Kuras, A History of the Polish American Community of Grafton by Stasia Obara Rawinski & Joe Kuras, and “ Zosia”, based on the journals of Stasia Obara Rawinski, edited and written by her daughter, Helen Rawinski Blazis. When Joe Kuras & Jayne Carroll Wilson approached him with an idea shared with Jayne by a college friend, Mike got busy printing “Four Men, Two Canoes, and a Dog Named Abe”. His dedication to the town does not stop there, his print shop has fulfilled numerous orders for wedding and shower invitations with no concern for a profit if they grew up in Grafton.

 He has a long history of volunteering to help coach Little League, Girl’s Softball, AAU Boy’s Baseball as well as serving as a certified umpire for baseball and softball when called upon. He has umpired at every level of baseball, including college. In softball he has umpired at all levels, including four times at the Little League Baseball’s Senior League Eastern Regional Tournament and the American Softball Association U18(under age18) level. Somehow, he found time to coach girls’ softball teams as well. Being a member of the Grafton High School Athletic Booster Club sprung from his dedication and service to the town’s school and sports programs. This led to a very special honor of signing one of the beams during the construction of the school. In 2014 he was voted into the Grafton High School Athletic Hall of Fame. As recent as 2023 he sought out the newest high school athletic director and walked away as the newly appointed Grafton High School Junior Varsety Basketball Coach.

Friends and family are invited to join us at The Post Office Pub, 6 Ray Street, North Grafton, in the atrium room at 5:30 pm on Friday, May 3rd. A buffet meal of House Salad, Bread & Butter, Herb Roasted Chicken, Haddock, Steak Tips, Oven Roasted Potatoes, and a Mixed Vegetable Melody will be served at 6 PM. A selection of desserts will be offered to go with coffee as we prepare to move into our business meeting. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening for you to purchase your favorite beverage. After a brief business meeting, Mike will be recognized for his stellar career and dedication to the town of Grafton. For reservations please call 508-839-0000 and leave a contact number, email us at or send $50.00 to Gratton Historical Society, P. O. Box 218, Grafton, MA 01519 with your name and contact information. Gluten free choices are available at this event as well.

The Grafton Historical Society is a 501©3 nonprofit organization that has collected historic artifacts and documents for preservation and research for all generations. Stop by to see what’s new at the museum Sunday or Tuesday (except holidays) from 2 – 4 or email to set up a private appointment time.