Sunday, November 11, 2018


Today is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, marking the end of World War 1. The Armistice agreement brought hostilities to an end on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. After over 4 years of indescribable carnage on the battlefield the world was ready to celebrate the end of it and Granville was no exception.

The good people of Granville gathered to celebrate Armistice Day, 1918, with an abundant supply of drums.
(Granville Public Library Historical Room Photo)

More celebrating in front of Gibbons' Store, Armistice Day, 1918
(Granville Public Library Historical Room Photo)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Bring family and friends for an enjoyable evening of music trivia as the seven musician "Premier Swing Band" performs their popular TV music theme program.

What do Mr. Ed, Dick Van Dyke, Wyatt Earp, Laverne and Shirley, the Secret Agent Man, Howdy Doody and Donna Reed all have in common? They all have very recognizable theme songs! You'll hear some of these and many more at the performance so get ready for a memorable, magical trip to "TV land."

Test your memory and music skills... name the shows and characters. Join us for a fun evening on September 20th at 6:30 PM, at NCCHP, 42 Water Street, Granville, MA.

The Premier Swing Band will be at NCCHP on September 20th

Note: Living History programs are open to all. They are free to NCCHP members and donations are gratefully accepted from non-members. Light refreshments will follow the program.

Saturday, June 16, 2018


NCCHP's first Living History program for the 2018 season will be on June 20th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM featuring Anne Barrett, award-winning storyteller, presenting the story of Charles Lindberg's dream to offer luxury passenger service from coast to coast.

Anne's Great Aunt Grace left a diary of her experiences as one of the few passengers (including Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindberg) on the Transcontinental Air Transport Company's inaugural air and rail cross-country trip that departed from New York on July 7, 1929. 

Imagine an airplane with wicker passenger seats and cabin attendants shouting through megaphones to be heard over the engines. Come learn about all the events leading up to this groundbreaking enterprise, and what happened after!

A historical footnote: The Ford Tri-Motor airplane that was part of the cross-country adventure still exists and is being restored. For a short video about the plane CLICK HERE.

Ford Tri-Motor. Note Pratt & Whitney engines and Hamilton Standard props. Only the best!
(Photo: Liberty Aviation Museum)
NCCHP's monthly Living History programs are free to museum members, and free to the general public but donations are always appreciated. Light refreshments will be served after the program.

NCCHP's Living History programs are supported by the museum and in part by a grant from the Granville Cultural Council.

The presentation will be at the NCCHP museum, 42 Water Street, Granville, MA. We hope to see you there for an enjoyable and interesting evening!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


Valley Gives Day 2018 was a success! 10,482 donors supported 408 area non-profits, raising over $1.6 million in just 24 hours. An amazing result! Thank you so much for your generosity.

NCCHP is especially grateful to the 52 members and friends of the museum who donated $5,140 during the event this year. These funds will help the museum continue to host quality Living History programs and continue building new exhibits that highlight the historic people and places in our area.

REMINDER: May was Membership Month! If you haven't had a chance to join NCCHP, or renew your membership, simply visit to make an online membership donation, or print the membership form and mail it in.

Thanks again for your continued support and for supporting NCCHP's mission to keep the drumbeat of history alive!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


May is Membership Month and NCCHP Needs Your Help!

The best way to support the NCCHP museum is to make a donation, join, and/or renew your member-ship on Tuesday, May 1st (TODAY!)...because ... it's Valley Gives Day and all online renewals recorded today day will increase our chance to win some awesome cash prizes being randomly awarded throughout the day.

What if you're reading this tomorrow? That's OK, you can still use the information below to donate and/or renew your membership.

Why Donate To NCCHP? 

The museum budget is totally dependent on the generosity of members and friends of NCCHP who believe in our mission. Each year we determine which lectures, musical programs and events we can accomplish with the proceeds of the membership drive and Valley Gives Day donations. You have been generous in the past and we hope we can count on you again this year.

To go straight to the NCCHP donations page, click here

For general information about the annual Valley Gives Day event, click here.

Simply click on the link, enter the appropriate donation information and you are done! Simple and easy. Note: providing the (optional) demographic information will help the museum qualify for more prizes (most new donors, donors in multiple age categories, donors from the most towns, etc.), but is not required. Your tax receipt is emailed to you by GiveGab upon the successful processing of your donation. To claim a deduction on your US taxes, please retain your e-mail donation receipt as an official record.

After making your donation, please e-mail, FB or Tweet your friends, family and followers telling them how easy it is to make a small donation that can help the NCCHP museum in a BIG way!

As museum donors and members you are our greatest asset to help spread the NCCHP story to potential members and encouraging people to donate just $10 to help the cause. Last year NCCHP was awarded $750 in addition to the $3500 received in donations and memberships. Our goal this year is to raise $5000 and hopefully benefit from another random award.

Thursday, April 26, 2018


This year Valley Gives Day will be on May 1st. Please mark the day on your calendar or ask Alexa to remind you, or whatever your high or low tech reminder system is!

Valley Gives has been hosted by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts since 2012. The goal of Valley Gives is to promote greater giving to support and grow a vibrant nonprofit community that enhances the quality of life in the Pioneer Valley area.

The Valley Gives Day campaign is important because it makes additional funds available to participating nonprofits like NCCHP. As a result, your donation or membership dues payment when made on May 1st via NCCHP's Valley Gives online page will count toward the possibility of matching funds. Our success will be determined by member and donor participation on May 1st.

STAY TUNED for more information and a donation page link as May 1st approaches!

Thursday, March 22, 2018


The joint effort between NCCHP and the Granville Public Library Historical Room has reached a new milestone with the addition of many digitized images from the Historical Room collection, to Digital Commonwealth's massive state-wide repository of historic content.

The initial upload to Digital Commonwealth consisted of over 300 digitized historic photos from the Historical Room.

You can view all 322 (!!) by CLICKING HERE.

We wish to thank the talented people at the Boston Public Library who made this possible.