Wednesday, October 2, 2019

GRANVILLE HARVEST FAIR, OCT. 12-14, 2019

Come to Granville's Harvest Fair, October 12th thru the 14th! The Fair is held at the village green, at the intersection of Routes 57 and 189. There will be many vendors, entertainment, and the annual library benefit book sale. Something for everybody!

And be sure to wander around the corner to NCCHP at 42 Water Street for delicious food, refreshments, and museum tours! There will also be various displays at NCCHP including a blacksmithing demonstration. It's a short walk from the green or you can opt for the bus transportation that will be provided.


Monday, September 16, 2019

EDGAR ALLEN POE COMING TO NCCHP, SEPT. 18, 2019. IT'S NOW OR NEVERMORE!


MODEL T CLUB TOURS THE NCCHP MUSEUM

NCCHP recently hosted a visit by the Connecticut Crankin' Yanks Model T club. Club members enjoyed the NCCHP tour, while other visitors and passers-by were treated to a lot of beautiful Model T eye-candy parked in front of the Noble & Cooley main building on Water Street. One of the Model T's on display at the museum (the Noble & Cooley delivery truck) also joined the group in front of the building.

Contact information for the club:

Connecticut Crankin' Yanks
c/o Raplh Hermann
16 Curiosity Lane
Essex, CT. 06426

Without further ado, here are some pictures:








Readers are reminded that the NCCHP Museum is open from noon to 3 PM on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month thru October so time may be running out but the weather is perfect for your 2019 visit. Pretty soon it will be leaf-peeping season so come and enjoy the beautiful scenery and a visit to NCCHP.

Monday, August 19, 2019

DON'T FORGET! “Abigail Adams” Wednesday, August 21st at 6:30 PM , at NCCHP!

“Abigail Adams” Wednesday, August 21st at 6:30 PM 

Sheryl Faye appears in costume and persona as the first Second Lady and the second First Lady of the Unites States. She engagingly presents Abigail Adams and many details of her life from childhood to her marriage to 2nd President John Adams in her performance. 

Sheryl Faye as Abigail Adams
Come be captivated by Abigail Adams life and work, as Ms Faye brings us back in time and has everyone thinking about her plea of "Remember the ladies". Prepare to be amazed! 

This NCCHP living history event is free to museum members and free-will donations from others of $10 to help offset appearance fees are appreciated. 

Light refreshments will be served after the program. 

Our monthly programs are made possible in part by grants from the Granville Cultural Council and donations from members and friends of the museum. 

Thanks in advance for your support to keep history alive! 

Visit www.ncchp.org for more information or call 413-357-6321. 42 Water St. Granville, MA 01034

Saturday, August 17, 2019

NCCHP FEATURED IN NEW BOOK "MASSACHUSETTS TREASURES"

The Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation (NCCHP) was featured in a book published recently, as a "Massachusetts Treasure."

The book's author, Chuck D'Imperio selected several "marvelous, must see museums" for their uniqueness and interesting collections. 




Google Books described the book as follows:

"Well-known for its world-renowned art museums -- from the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston -- Massachusetts is also home to numerous institutions with more eclectic collections and, oftentimes, lower profiles. 


In Massachusetts Treasures, Chuck D'Imperio explores more than forty museums scattered throughout the Bay State, from Cape Cod to the Berkshires. Many -- but not all -- might be considered 'offbeat' and each and every one is enchanting. Through personal visits and interviews with founders and directors, D'Imperio offers an inside glimpse into some of the Commonwealth's most unique museums, providing a valuable guide for good road warriors and history buffs discovering Massachusetts either for the first or tenth time."



Wednesday, July 17, 2019

REMINDER: "Running Away To Join The Circus" TODAY at NCCHP, 6:30 PM

Reminder: 

Today (July 17, 2019) at 6:30 PM the NCCHP museum presents local author M. P. Barker sharing her "Running Away To Join The Circus" program. 

Living history programs are free for museum members, donations gratefully accepted from others. Circus theme light refreshments will be served after the program. Come join the fun! 

For more info CLICK HERE.

Monday, June 17, 2019

"A LAMPLIGHTER'S LIFE" LIVING HISTORY ON JUNE 19 AT NCCHP!

Dennis Picard will be at NCCHP on Wednesday, June 19 to present "A Lamplighter's Life." 


Daniel Murphy lighting a street lamp in Granville. Date and address unknown.
From candles to whale oil to gas - illuminating the streets was a time consuming chore before electricity. Come hear Dennis talk about the people who trimmed the wicks and filled the fonts in villages and towns to aid travelers in the darkest times of the year... and how technology changed it all!

Catch this sure-to-be fascinating event at NCCHP, 42 Water Street, Granville, MA. The presentation starts at 6:30 PM. http://www.ncchp.org/

NCCHP Living History programs are free for NCCHP members and donations from others are appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.