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Grafton (pop. 600) is located in Windham County at the junction of Routes 35 and 121. Chartered in 1754 and originally named Thomlinson, the leading settlers of Grafton were attracted by assurances of hilly, affordable land for farming.

Many of its venerable buildings have been restored by residents and the Windham Foundation. Grafton enjoys the distinction of supporting the oldest cornet band in Vermont, formed in 1867. The village still holds the traditional town meeting with participation by a diverse population. The town boasts two repositories, the Nature Museum and the Grafton Historical Society Museum. The Old Tavern at Grafton has welcomed Ulysses S. Grant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Woodrow Wilson, among others.

Soapstone was once quarried here in enormous quantities for aqueducts, pumps, stoves, etc.

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12/03 Coming to The area
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.