Grafton Historical Society takes you on a visit to the 1893 World's Fair



Grafton Historical Society takes you on a visit to the 1893 World's FairGrafton – The Grafton Historical Society welcomes back historical interpreter Patricia Perry as she presents her newest program, “The Greatest Show On Earth,” on Wednesday evening, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Brigham Hill Community Barn, 37 Wheeler Rd., North Grafton.

The 1893 Chicago World's Fair celebrated the 400th anniversary of Columbus” landing in North America. The fair drew 26 million visitors over a six month period and railroad tourist packages to the fair in Chicago were a popular means of seeing the fair.

“Pat Perry's unique way of interpreting history has been an audience favorite here in Grafton and we'se looking forward to her newest presentation taking us on a railroad trip to the Chicago World's Fair,” noted Grafton Historical Society President Linda Casey.

Tickets for the Sept. 14 performance at the Brigham Hill Community Barn are $5 for Grafton Historical Society members and $8 for non-members. They may be obtained by mail directed to the Historical Society's offices at One Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519. A limited number of tickets will also be available on the night of the performance. For additional information, contact the Grafton Historical Society at 1-508-839-0000.

The Grafton Historical Society is a private, non-profit 501c3 organization that collects preserves and interprets all things related to the history of Grafton, Massachusetts. The office and museum are located in the lower level of the Grafton Town House. The Historical Society is managed by a 12-member volunteer board of directors, along with a core of dedicated volunteers. Educational programs are held September through May. For additional information, contact Historical Society President Linda Casey at 1-508-839-0000 and

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