The new season of programming for the Granville Historical Society will open with an informative, fun, and nostalgic discussion of the Opera House and the memories and experiences of Granville residents who remember the iconic building that was located in the center of town. The building played a central role in the life of Granville for 100 years before being lost to fire in 1982.
During World War II, a canteen for members of the armed forces was a prominent spot.
The program is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the Amelia Room at Kendal at Granville. It is free and open to the public.
A brief history of the building will open the program and is followed by three Granville residents who will share their memories. Marilyn Jung, Anne Ormond, and Tom Gallant will be panel members, with Norm Kennedy relating the story of the final demise of the historic building. Audience members are encouraged to bring their memories to share as well.
The museum currently has a display of historic photos and information about some of the businesses and community organizations that called the building home.