Grafton – Jayne Carroll Wilson and Joseph Kuras, co-authors of the book, “From Wilderness to the Information Age; a Grafton Chronicle,” recently announced that they have gifted control of the book for the ongoing use and benefit of the Grafton Historical Society.
“As the trusted keeper of Grafton’s heritage, the Historical Society is the perfect home for our book,” Wilson said, “so we are delighted to make this gift to them and we are so grateful to them for agreeing to take on this responsibility.”
Previously, the book had been available at various retail outlets throughout the town.
“We can’t thank the society enough, especially their president, Nancy Therrien, not only for gifted control of the book, but for her support to make our book project a reality,” Kuras noted.
“This is a homecoming of sorts for Jayne and me as we always felt the book belonged with the Grafton Historical Society.”
All profits from the book, which was first published in 2016, were donated as charitable gifts to benefit various organizations and fundraisers in Grafton. All profits from future sales will be for the use and benefit of the Historical Society.
“The society is very happy to provide a permanent home for the Grafton Chronicle book,” Therrien said. “This will ensure that this important account of the lives and times of our town will remain available for generations to come.”
Under the terms of the agreement between the society and the co-authors, the society will take immediate control of the remaining hard-cover copies of the book. The society also will have the authority to print additional hard copies, issue paperback editions, and publish an online version in the future.
The limited remaining hard copy books are now available for sale at the Grafton Historical Society Museum, 71 Main St. The museum also houses an extensive permanent collection representing all aspects of Grafton’s rich history from the Colonial era forward.
The museum is open to the public on Sundays and Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m., and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. To join the Historical Society, contact the society at 508-839-0000 or drop by the museum. For more information, visit graftonhistoricalsociety.org.