Brookfield History Book Online

The History of Brookfield, Vermont (Brookfield, Vt.: The Society, 1987) in now available online in PDF format.

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Cover & Title Page


About the Author

Table of Contents

Maps & Population Table

Chapter 1 – Geography

Chapter 2 – Proprietary History

Chapter 3 – Proprietary History continued

Chapter 4 – Incidents to 1785

Chapter 5 – Organization of Town and History to 1790

Chapter 6 – General History from 1790 to 1810

Chapter 7 – Religious History

Chapter 8 – Library, Schools, Occupations, Health, Census

Chapter 9 – Biographical Sketches

Appendix – Town Clerks & Representatives

More Brookfield History (MBH) section title page

MBH Chapter 1 – Old Roads

MBH Chapter 2 – Brookfield Homes

MBH Chapter 3 – Education

MBH Chapter 4 – Post Office History

MBH Chapter 5 – Telephones

MBH Chapter 6 – Brookfield Public Library

MBH Chapter 7 – Floating Bridge

MBH Chapter 8 – Industries and Businesses

MBH Chapter 9 – Farming in Brookfield

MBH Chapter 10 – Entertainment

MBH Chapter 11 – Churches of Brookfield

MBH Chapter 12 – Cemeteries

MBH Chapter 13 – Masonry in Brookfield

MBH Chapter 14 – Grange

MBH Chapter 15 – Allis State Park

MBH Chapter 16 – Neighborhood Memories

MBH Chapter 17 – Summer People

MBH Chapter 18 – Anecdotes

MBH Chapter 19 – Poems and Ballads

Family Histories – Introduction

Family Histories – A through B

Family Histories – C through E

Family Histories – F through H

Family Histories – I through R

Family Histories – S through T

Family Histories – U through Z

Friends & Contributors

Index to pages 1-188 (Not including Family Histories)

Published in: on July 11, 2008 at 4:40 pm  Comments (2)  

Victorian Tea a Resounding Success

Hot and muggy it was, but the downpours held off last Sunday, when the 1830s Federal style Marvin Newton House, Brookfield’s historic museum, welcomed approximately 50 people for the two seatings of a Victorian tea.  (Click here for the complete Randolph Herald “Victorian Tea Provided Glimpse of the Past” article.)

Published in: on July 11, 2008 at 3:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

Floating Bridge Exhibit a Hit

The Floating Bridge exhibit at the 2008 Vermont History Expo was quite a hit. There was a great crowd on Saturday and a good number of visitors on Sunday in spite of the rain. We got a lot of compliments on the display and some good press for the society. It could not have been better timing to help get the plight of the bridge (and our town) in the spotlight. (Click here for Randolph Herald “Floating Bridge is Closed to Cars” article.)

Published in: on July 8, 2008 at 8:11 pm  Leave a Comment