McCann Scrapbooks

Image from a 1982 McCann scrapbook

Over a period spanning more than 30 years, Ellen Cole McCann dutifully snipped stories and photos of interest to Gray residents from local newspapers. Each year’s articles were collected into a spiral bound notebook. About thirty such notebooks are available on the open shelves of our research room on the second floor of the Historical Society.

Volunteers including Sally Emery and Karen Taylor want our visitors to have more ready access to scrapbook stories of most interest to them. To this end, they are reviewing each volume to create a searchable topic index on a variety of topics including births, engagements, school athletics, local organizations, church news, obituaries, weddings and more.