By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Grafton – The Grafton Common was filled with vendors’ displays June 18 when the Grafton Historical Society presented its 49th annual Antiques & Arts Fair. Guests browsed among dozens of booths offering antiques, collectibles, and artisans’ creations and demonstrations. An appraiser was available to reveal the value of visitors’ antiques and heirlooms.
Adding to the ambience, the Kelly Clark Jazz Quartet provided live music from the gazebo. Food concessions were also available during the six-hour event.
Meanwhile across the street at the Grafton Public Library, patrons of all ages gathered on the lawn for a book sale and to celebrate what would have been the 182nd birthday on June 20 of its benefactor Jerome Wheelock, a local inventor. He donated $100,000, which matured in 1927 to allow construction of the current library. Wheelock’s statue stands in the Grafton Common.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.