Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
An Extended Learning and Research Center
165 Whisconier Rd, PO Box 5231, Brookfield, CT 06804
Tel (203) 740-8140


 

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Craft Show

225th Brookfield Anniversary Photo Contest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Message From The President

It is a pleasure to have you as a guest at the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society web site.

The origins of the Brookfield Historical Society started forty years ago in February 1968 at a casual meeting in the home of Samuel S. Walker, Jr. along with the Editor of the Brookfield Journal, Newell Rogers.  Muriel Davis, the memorable Librarian at the old Joyce Memorial Library, today our Museum, had instigated the meeting noting that Sam Walker was a staunch historian.  By March of 1968 the organizing committee had grown to 36 historically minded people from all facets of Brookfield.  What I am so proud of, is that Sam Walker felt then that the keynote for the Society should be “preservation of the past in order to serve the future.”  Here we are, 48 years later, and that is exactly the Society’s main focus.

As a volunteer, nonprofit entity, we rely on the services of a dedicated group of exceptionally gifted individuals working on your behalf. We are supported financially through membership dues and modest fund-raisers. The combination of volunteers and a growing awareness of our community involvement has been the hallmark of our continued success.

We invite you to browse our website. We encourage you to visit our Museum and Gardens. We will fascinate you as you use our library, or various research facilities and records. And, we ask that you become a supporting member and join us in our important work for you and our Town.

As President I never allow myself to miss the opportunity - If you have items, documents, photos or even stories that relate to Brookfield, please contact us!  Additionally, we are a 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization. I encourage you to thoughtfully consider the Museum and Historical Society as an important part of your charitable planning.    

Please feel free to contact us if we can be of any assistance to you.

Bob Brown, President


 ABOUT THE SOCIETY   

The Brookfield Museum and its historical garden is located at the junction of routes 25 and 133. The Museum is open every Saturday from 12 p.m. to  4 p.m. and always by appointment.  Please call us at 203-740-8140 and leave a message if required.

 In addition to displaying the artifacts and documents we collect and preserve, we open for exhibits, speakers, slide presentations, town history programs and special events. We take pride in our research center.

Officers

Bob Brown   ................................................................................... President

John Furlong   .........................................................................Vice President

Carol Gurski ...... .............................Corresponding Secretary and Curator

 Donald Winkley ............................... ............................ Recording Secretary

  Charles Allen. ...................................................................................Treasurer  

 Board Members

Susan Balla, Barbara Golde, Eleanor Loesch, Susan Murphy

Elaine Rajcula, Eugene Roberts, Eve Sturdevant,  Stuart Terrill 

 

 

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