Granby Historical Association, Granby, MA

Granby Historical Association, Granby, MA Address: 12 Common Street, Granby, Ma 01033 413-467-3114

04/23/2019

Last night, the Board of Directors met at the Quirk House. President Terry Johnson presided over the meeting. She, as well as others, were sick this winter, and that prevented a lot from being done. Now that we are all on the mend, we will move forward with activities and meetings. Our Annual meeting will be in June. The date will be announced shortly. At Charter Day, Sunday June 16, the Historical Association will have children games of yesteryear. The games will be behind the gazebo. Please mark your calendars and bring the kids. We realize it is Fathers Day, but the kids are sure to enjoy the old fashioned games.

Our page has reached a lot of people. We have been contacted by a doctor in England who is researching Abbie Lathrop, the "mouse lady" and a lady in Washington contacted us for information on the Chapin family and another lady about the Lahey families.

We will be open for a tag sale on May 25. We did this last year and we were successful. We will also have the tag sale during Dino Fest and Columbus Day. This is a good fundraiser for us. Our buildings are old and the maintenance is expensive.

The Holly Tea last December was well received and well attended. We will do it again in December. Thank you to all who helped and all who attended. We are also considering an "ice tea" social in the summer. Any thoughts on this or comments?

The Town House will be open on Sundays in July and August from 1 to 4 PM. We will be looking for volunteers to come and answer questions of the visitors who come in. Please consider doing this.

Lastly, please check your parents and grandparents old photo albums. Specifically, I am looking for old photos or information on the Granby Distilling Company or the Granby Electric Company. This is the last bit of information I want to include in the history book.

Terry is working on a news letter and that will be sent to all members. Just a reminder that dues are due.

04/02/2019

Well, it has been a long winter. I've been cold since October. It is finally warming up around here. Over the winter, we have received several donations. Once catalogued, we will post an inventory here to share with you all. There will be a Trustee meeting on April 22 at 6PM at the museum Quirk House on Common Street. Items to be discussed will be the spring meeting, future tag sale and the antiquarian children's games to be played at Charter Day in June. It appears the museum will be open on Sundays in July and August. Information will follow on that. It should be noted that the "Town House" museum is in need of some refinish and that could prove costly. It has been many years since any exterior work has been done. The Quirk House remains in good condition, with the apartment rented.

Of special note, we have been contacted recently by a biomedical student who is researching Abbie Lathrop (the mouse lady) for a book he is writing on her. Also another recent inquiry comes from a lady (also writing a book) seeking information on the infrastructure of Granby circa 1910-1912. So our archivist will be busy assisting with these requests.

If you have any specific subject that should be discussed at the Trustee meeting, please reply to my email directly: [email protected]
Thank you.

12/23/2018

Well, this has been a fun year. A lot has happened. The war room exhibits have expanded, the Town House was open in July and August thanks to the efforts of Terry Johnson and so many. Our records continue to be reviewed and inventoried thanks to Belinda Johnson. We received a unique gift of a diorama of a New England farm. It is on display in the Quirk House. Our following on Facebook is now over 500. Thank you to all who follow this page. For any of you wishing to become a member, please send an email to my private email: [email protected] and I will see that you receive an application. We will notify you all of our next meeting as soon as a date has been set. In the interim and on behalf of the staff and management of the Granby Historical Association, I wish to extend to you all, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

12/12/2018

Granby’s 250th Anniversary Christmas on the Common

This year celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Granby on Saturday, December 15th from 1- 4pm. with Christmas on the Common.
-Scaled down replicas of key, historical town buildings illuminated from within.
-Candlelight Vigil gathering at 3pm. Candles will be provided.
-Hot cocoa
This event is free and open to the public.

The contact for this event is Cindy Watson.

12/04/2018

Thank you to all who attended the Holly Tea. It was a huge success. We received many compliments on the diorama display. We have also received a generous donation of a WW2 era Army uniform from a couple in Ludlow. We extend sincere thanks for this to add to the display in the military room in the Town House. We have also received many "likes" to our page. As of tonight, we have 506 followers. This is amazing and we THANK YOU ALL all for your continued support. We will keep you all posted posted on the activities in the Quirk House and the office. On behalf of the staff and management of the Granby Historical Association, we wish to extend to everyone, the best of wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Granby Library Children's Room Page
11/29/2018

Granby Library Children's Room Page

Granby’s 250th Anniversary Christmas on the Common

This year celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Granby on Saturday, December 15th from 1- 4pm. with Christmas on the Common.
-Scaled down replicas of key, historical town buildings illuminated from within.
-Candlelight Vigil gathering at 3pm. Candles will be provided.
-Hot cocoa
This event is free and open to the public.

The contact for this event is Cindy Watson.

Granby Library Children's Room Page
11/28/2018

Granby Library Children's Room Page

Granby’s 250th Anniversary Christmas on the Common

This year celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Granby on Saturday, December 15th from 1- 4pm. with Christmas on the Common.
-Scaled down replicas of key, historical town buildings illuminated from within.
-Candlelight Vigil gathering at 3pm. Candles will be provided.
-Hot cocoa
This event is free and open to the public.

The contact for this event is Cindy Watson.

11/28/2018

Saturday December 1, from 1 to 3, the Granby Historical Association house at 12/14 Common Street will be open for an old fashioned Holly Tea. We will be featuring our most recent donation: a farm village that was displayed at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. This diorama was handmade by a Granby resident and took 40 years to make. Please try to come. Enjoy some old fashioned hospitality and refreshments. There is no charge and is open to the public.

Todd Carpenter preparing to pipe: "When the Battle's O'er"
11/11/2018

Todd Carpenter preparing to pipe: "When the Battle's O'er"

11/07/2018

This coming Sunday, November 11 at 6 AM, there will be a ceremony in the Town House Museum, military room, to celebrate WW1 ending 100 years ago. There will be a short ceremony and then the bag piper will play. This is open to the public. The Legion will be there as well. This event will be filmed by GCAM. We are very grateful for their involvement. There will also be a short ceremony at the Church of Christ during their regular service.

10/28/2018

The fall meeting of the Granby Historical Association will be TODAY, October 28, 2 PM at the Quirk House on Common Street. We have recently received a spectacular donation which will be on display. Please come and see this exhibit. The public is cordially invited to the meeting.

10/27/2018
Granby Historical Association, Granby, MA

Granby Historical Association, Granby, MA

On Sunday, November 11 at 6 AM, the Historical Association Museum will open for a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War 1. At 0600 on November 11, 1918, the Armistice of Campiegne was signed between the Allies and Germany. It marked the end of the fighting on the Western Front and ultimately the end of the Great War, that terrible, grueling four year conflict that saw millions killed and wounded. Countries all around the world were affected in what was one of the largest wars in history. Countries around the world will be participating in this ceremony. Bag pipers from around the world will also be participating. The Granby Legion will join us. GCAM will film the ceremony. We extend a cordial invitation to all who wish to come and observe this solemn event. Dress warm. There is no heat in the building.

10/27/2018

On Sunday, November 11 at 6 AM, the Historical Association Museum will open for a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War 1. At 0600 on November 11, 1918, the Armistice of Campiegne was signed between the Allies and Germany. It marked the end of the fighting on the Western Front and ultimately the end of the Great War, that terrible, grueling four year conflict that saw millions killed and wounded. Countries all around the world were affected in what was one of the largest wars in history. Countries around the world will be participating in this ceremony. Bag pipers from around the world will also be participating. The Granby Legion will join us. GCAM will film the ceremony. We extend a cordial invitation to all who wish to come and observe this solemn event. Dress warm. There is no heat in the building.

10/05/2018

The Granby Historical Association will have a fall tag sale in the barn on October 8 from 9 to 3. Please share this information with others and help make it a success.
The fall meeting of the Granby Historical Association will be October 28. We have recently received a spectacular donation which will be on display. Please come and see this exhibit. Terry and Belinda have been busy cleaning the exhibit items. If you have time to help them clean, please contact Terry Johnson. The work is slow and tedious, but is fragile and not heavy. The public is cordially invited to the meeting and to consider becoming a member.

10/04/2018
Granby Historical Association, Granby, MA

Granby Historical Association, Granby, MA

The Granby Historical Association will have a fall tag sale in the barn on October 8 from 9 to 3. Please share this information with others and help make it a success.

The fall meeting of the Granby Historical Association will be October 28. We have recently received a spectacular donation which will be on display. Please come and see this exhibit. The public is cordially invited to the meeting and to consider becoming a member.

There will be a Holly Tea on December 1 from 1 to 4 at the Quirk House. We will feature our new exhibit. Santa will be there. This is open to the public and free of charge. Please share and invite your friends.

09/25/2018

The Granby Historical Association will have a fall tag sale in the barn on October 8 from 9 to 3. Please share this information with others and help make it a success.

The fall meeting of the Granby Historical Association will be October 28. We have recently received a spectacular donation which will be on display. Please come and see this exhibit. The public is cordially invited to the meeting and to consider becoming a member.

There will be a Holly Tea on December 1 from 1 to 4 at the Quirk House. We will feature our new exhibit. Santa will be there. This is open to the public and free of charge. Please share and invite your friends.

09/07/2018

The Historical Association has recently received a lot of photos of the Granby High School band. None are labeled as to who is who. If you were in band or attended GHS from 2004 thru 2017, please come into the museum and take a look and help us identify and label the photos. Tomorrow, September 8, we will be open in conjunction with the Dino Fest. We will also have the souvenir 250th Celebration 'coins' as well as some leftover 250th Celebration Committee T-shirts. Coins are $10 each and the T-Shirts are $5 as long as the supply lasts. Admission is free. Come and see your town history. Ask the questions, get some answers.

09/01/2018

The Historical Association has recently received a lot of photos of the Granby High School band. None are labeled as to who is who. If you were in band or attended GHS from 2004 thru 2017, please come into the museum and take a look and help us identify and label the photos. September 8, we will be open in conjunction with the Dino Fest.

08/26/2018

The museum will be open on September 8 in conjunction with the Dino Fest. We will also have a tag sale in our barn. Please plan to come to the open house. Take the tour. It is free. Look around at our town history. Ask questions. Share some stories. September 8.

08/01/2018

The Granby Historical Association museum will be open this Sunday from 2 to 5 PM. The staff has been very busy with new displays. Admission is free. Donations are always welcome. Please stop in and see the town history on display.

07/21/2018

The Historical Association Museum will be open on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 PM. Please come and take a tour. It is free. No obligations. See your history. Ask some questions. Tell your friends, but please come and look around.

07/20/2018

The Granby Preservation Society will be holding an Artisan Show Sept 8 from 10-3pm inside Kellogg Hall, 250 State Street, Granby, Ma. If you would like to participate in the show please contact Chris Beck: [email protected]

07/14/2018

The Town House will be open every Sunday from July 15 through Aug 26 (2-5pm). Stop by and see us. Admission is free.

Granby Police Department - MA
07/04/2018

Granby Police Department - MA

Can anyone show me the way home? More pics to come. This guy was found on School Street, no collar. Let us know if he’s familiar or call the pd at 413-467-9222.

06/27/2018

The Granby Historical Association met this past Sunday at the H. White Quirk house. Following the business meeting, we watched 3 of the 5 slide carousels. They were not all about the 1968 parade, but contained slides of Granby from the late 50s as well. The slides of the 68 Bicentennial showed the pageant, firemens muster, parade, beard contest and lots of famillir faces who were much younger then. A reminder to you all, the Town House Museum will be open on Sundays beginning July 8 from 2 to 5 PM thru the month of August. We will also be open during Dino Fest. Exhibits are being changed around. Please plan to come and see the new displays. See your history. Ask questions. Hear the stories. Consider becoming a member or a docent. Our organizations is small and seems to get smaller each year as our elders move on. If you are interested in your town history, please come, get involved and help keep the organization alive.

06/24/2018
Granby Historical Association, Granby, MA

Come join us today at 2pm!

Now that the 250th Celebration is behind us, this coming SUNDAY, June 24, we will have our meeting. Please try to come. We have 5 slide carousels of the 1968 Bicentennial parade and some Granby sights to show. The meeting will start at 2 PM. Tell your friends. There is no charge and is open to the public. Address: 12 Common Street, Granby

06/20/2018

Now that the 250th Celebration is behind us, this coming SUNDAY, June 24, we will have our meeting. Please try to come. We have 5 slide carousels of the 1968 Bicentennial parade and some Granby sights to show. The meeting will start at 2 PM. Tell your friends. There is no charge and is open to the public. Address: 12 Common Street, Granby

06/19/2018

Spring Meeting is coming soon! June 24th (2pm) Quirk house. There will be an old fashion slide show presentation.

06/08/2018

The beard contest judging will be 3:30 PM Saturday, at the Sedlak Gazebo, Dufresne Park. Winners will be announced 8 PM. The weather looks perfect for the entire weekend. Come and watch the parade, starting at noon on Sunday. Bring your friends. Enjoy the entire weekend. Lots happening at the park with live entertainment.

05/29/2018
Granby Historical Association, Granby, MA

Granby Historical Association, Granby, MA

The 250th Celebration Committee will meet Wednesday night, May 30 and June 6 at the old library to finalize the line of march for the parade on June 10. The committee needs some help on Sunday, June 10 in the morning prior to the parade. We need your help to get the parade participants into their line of march order. This shouldn't take long and would only require a minimal amount of time on your part. If you have time and can help us get organized, we will be assembling at the West Street School prior to 10 AM. If you are participating in the parade, please park your vehicle in the parking lot at Dufresne Park. There will be a shuttle bus to bring you to the line of march or assembly area. The bus will run continuously until the parade starts and before the roads are closed to traffic.

05/29/2018

The 250th Celebration Committee will meet Wednesday night, May 30 and June 6 at the old library to finalize the line of march for the parade on June 10. The committee needs some help on Sunday, June 10 in the morning prior to the parade. We need your help to get the parade participants into their line of march order. This shouldn't take long and would only require a minimal amount of time on your part. If you have time and can help us get organized, we will be assembling at the West Street School prior to 10 AM. If you are participating in the parade, please park your vehicle in the parking lot at Dufresne Park. There will be a shuttle bus to bring you to the line of march or assembly area. The bus will run continuously until the parade starts and before the roads are closed to traffic.

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12 Common St
Granby, MA
01033

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(413) 467-3114

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