(C) Covered Bridge Program in Ashland on June 19 (150) (

ASHLAND — Stanley Graton II, of the famous Graton family of covered bridge restorers and builders, will speak on "Building Covered Bridges" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, in the Old Ashland School.
Stan Graton is the third generation of his family that has worked on covered bridges. He learned the trade working with his grandfather Milton Graton, his father Stanley Graton, and his uncle Arnold Graton. The family has a national reputation for both restoring historic covered bridges and for building brand new covered bridges, including Ashland's Squam River Bridge and Plymouth's Smith Bridge.
The free program is sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society, which will also serve refreshments. The Old Ashland School, now owned by Tri-County Community Action Program, is located at 41 School Street in Ashland village. The program will be given in the third floor meeting room, which can be reached by the stairs and by a handicapped accessible elevator.