Saturday, February 1, 2020

GRANVILLE HISTORY DIGITIZATION PROJECT RECEIVES EQUIPMENT FROM BOSTON COLLEGE

Thanks to Massachusetts Roving Archivist Sarah-Jane Poindexter the Granville History digital preservation project has received an Atiz BookDrive Pro book scanning setup from Boston College. B.C. had updated their scanning equipment and their Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian, Paige Walker, let it be known that their fully functional older equipment was available "free to a good home," meaning within the non-profit digital preservation community.

Sarah-Jane had recently visited the Granville Library Historical Room and was aware of Granville's digital preservation work, which is supported by NCCHP and the Historical Room so she referred the Boston College lead to us and we were the first to respond to Paige (by a matter of minutes). 

A quick trip to Boston and with much help from Cheryl Ostrowski and Paige everything was packed up and a fully loaded SUV was soon back on the road. Our benefactors were most gracious and on hearing that we would need to find cameras for the set-up they immediately offered the twin Canon units they had used with the Atiz equipment, for which we are tremendously grateful considering our limited budget.


Atiz BookDrive Pro (photo from Atiz web site)

If you're wondering what a "Roving Archivist" is, you can learn more HERE. The Massachusetts SHRAB program has been an invaluable resource for the Granville Library Historical Room and NCCHP for years and we are indebted to Sarah-Jane as well as to her predecessor, Rachel Onuf for their wealth of information and wisdom.

If you're wondering how this Atiz contraption works, click HERE for a video.

If you want to see the latest additions to the Granville History site click HERE.

2020 ICE HARVEST CANCELLED DUE TO HOTNESS!

DUE TO WARM WEATHER AND UNFAVORABLE ICE CONDITIONS THE 2020 ICE HARVEST, WHICH WAS TO TAKE PLACE TODAY, HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Proposals to substitute a "Polar Bear Plunge" were floated but met with chilly reactions and quickly sank.


The date for the 2021 Ice Harvest is Saturday, Feb 6th

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."