Saturday, December 30, 2017



Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation (NCCHP)

Media Contact: Elizabeth Smith, 860-830-1244,

Grant will support Preservation of 19th Century Historical Archives

Granville, MA: The Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation (NCCHP) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to receive a 2018 Preservation Assistance Grant. The grant is one of 253 supported projects countrywide, 12 of which are in Massachusetts.

NCCHP's grant will be used to assess and preserve the unique and comprehensive collection of 19th century documents, records and books located at the NCCHP museum in Granville. With well over 100 years of material the collection paints a complete picture of life in the Pioneer Valley as the industrial revolution transformed American society.

"We are grateful to the NEH for selecting NCCHP," said Matt Jones, NCCHP President. "Our mission is to tell the story of Yankee ingenuity in the Pioneer Valley, and we depend heavily on our archives to tell that story in the actual words of the people who came before us. The NEH grant will help preserve this important history for generations to come."

The NEH grant will also bring preservation experts to Granville to provide training in archival preservation techniques. These sessions will be offered to other non-profit preservation organizations in the area. Further details will be announced later in 2018.

CLICK HERE to link to the NEH press release.


About the Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation: NCCHP is a non-profit museum located at 42 Water Street in Granville, MA. Additional information is available at

About the National Endowment for the Humanities: Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the NEH supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the NEH and its programs is available at