Annual Meeting, Friday April 27, 2018

The Grafton Historical Society would like to invite you to be part of our Annual Meeting on Friday, April 27, 2018. We will gather for a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 at the Post Office Pub, 1 Ray Street, North Grafton. A buffet of Bourbon Glazed Beef Tips with Caramelized Onions, Holiday Stuffed Chicken, Assorted Vegetables, and Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes will be served. An assorted Dessert Platter along with coffee and tea will follow dinner. Price per person is $37.50. Gluten free options are available. 


  • 5:30 — hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
  • 6:00 (-ish) –buffet dinner begins
  • 7:00 — Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony
  • 8:00 — Guest Speaker, Ranger Chuck Arning (emeritus)

Business Meeting and Awards

At 7:00 pm we will have our business meeting and election of new officers followed by the awards presentation. This year’s Grafton History Awards will be awarded to:

  • The Grafton Lion’s Club for organizing, setting up, and hosting the beautiful Wine Tasting event that raised most of the funds needed to pay for moving the museum
  • David L. Therrien for his colossal achievement at the South Grafton Public Library where he demo-ed, dried out, re-designed, re-floored, repaired, and led dozens of volunteers plus movers through the logistics of prepping, painting, and finally safely moving Grafton’s precious historical artifacts from the town house to the new museum. Non-stop, for months on end. Good thing he’s still young! 

… and a special award as well for the best crew ever of volunteers who made the move happen:  Dave Therrien, Don Clark, Rob Aberg, Scott Rossiter, Reid Blute, Kevin Powers, Dan Jones, Bernie Gardzina, Larry Berg, Barry Smith, Rob Fraser, Corinne Tortai, Evelyn Guillette, Pam Hollander, Julie Delong, Megan Webber, Rita Whiting, and two men from the American Legion, Stephen Gosselin, and Seth Mansur (hopefully not missing any!). Thanks to all of these wonderful folks, our museum will once again be a proud source of Grafton’s history.

Guest Speaker

Then at 8:00 pm our guest speaker, the much-loved local legend Ranger Chuck Arning will present “Development of Women’s Right to Vote”. For 25 years Ranger Chuck served with the Blackstone River Valley National Historic Park. During his career as National Park Service Ranger, he researched and brought to life many stories of the Blackstone Valley. Ranger Arning is one of the best storytellers around. You won’t be disappointed.


For information on attending the annual meeting please call 508-839- 0000 or send us an email at