History of Granville book available in digital form

B y Jaime Thomas

Locals interested in the story that makes up their community will soon have the opportunity to read a digitized history of Granville.

The Granville Heritage Society recently put the book, which covers the town’s history from 1734 through 1876, onto CD and plans to make and sell copies of it.

Down the line there will be an updated version with amendments and corrections, but the current disc is an exact replica of the physical book.

Ardyce Bresett, a member of the society, said the book was written in 1876, when people around the country were making histories for the centennial. The group plans to sell the digitized books and also offer information about what the society does at the Autumn Leaves car show this fall.

During a meeting Monday night, the group also discussed digitizing the society’s collection of historical photographs of Granville. Those present—President Lee Comar and his wife, Sheila, Nicholas and Mary Silitch, Town Historian Lee Tugas, Bresett, Becky Mead and Brian and Linda Roche—also worked on identifying the buildings in the pictures.

“We were able to sort out a few; we’re making progress on that,” Comar said. Once they are able to identify important, older buildings in the village and town, Comar said members will determine which are the most historical and a priority for saving.

In an effort to recruit help in identification, the Historical Society will soon have a Facebook page, where the community will be able to look at the old photos and recognize them.

Comar said the society has a number of ideas churning and has to pick the most important avenues to pursue initially.

“We’re trying to prioritize which ones we want to attack first,” he said. Additionally, he is looking for ways to solicit more members.

“We’re trying to get more people interested in the society and what we’re trying to do here,” Comar said.

To that end, the next meeting will feature a speaker, Peggy Jenks, who will talk about cemeteries and murder in Granville. She will speak on Monday, March 24 at the Pember Library and Museum at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Comar at 642-9566.

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