GRANVILLE – Spring is finally here. There’s a lot going on at the Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation (NCCHP) museum at the drum factory in 2015. Mark your calendars and visit soon.
On April 29 at 6:30 p.m. the NCCHP museum will host the first Living History lecture of the 2015 season. Join William Holsey, writer, historian, speaker, preservationist and photographer as he presents a picture show and lecture that describes how the Connecticut River Valley became the Silicon Valley of the 19th century.
Join the NCCHP for an interesting evening stepping back in time and exploring America’s first high-tech industrial corridor. The living history programs are free of charge and light refreshments are served. Donations are always appreciated.
On May 19 at 6:30 p.m., the NCCHP will host the Southwick Gold Dome Bell Ringers.
On June 14 at 2 p.m., Kandie Carle appears at NCCHP as “The Edwardian Lady.”
On July 15 at 6:30 p.m., NCCHP present Rick Spencer’s “To End All Wars: Songs for the 1st World War.”
On August 19 at 6:30 p.m., Ken Feder presents “How to Perpetrate and Archeological Fraud.”
Antiques Appraisal Day with Knotty Pine Antiques takes place Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Agawam Paranormal program visits NCCHP Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
The NCCHP museum at the Drum Shop is located at 42 Water Street in Granville and is open for tours on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from noon to 3 p.m. Be sure to take a tour and check out the new rotating exhibit featuring the Danish colony that settled in Granville in the late 1800s.
Tours for groups of ten or more are available weekdays by appointment by calling 357-6321. Museum admission is free for NCCHP members; $5 for adults and $3 for children for non-members. The gift shop is open weekdays year round from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.