Pre-Publication Sale of the 2010 Edition of The History of Brookfield, Vermont

The Brookfield Historical Society first published a comprehensive history of the town in 1987. That history has been out of print for at least a decade and many changes have taken place in Brookfield in the quarter century since the town history was prepared. Moreover, significant new historical material has come to light. All of these circumstances have prompted the Brookfield Historical Society to prepare a new edition of the history, which is being readied for publication in 2010.

The 2010 edition of the Brookfield town history will constitute a substantial revision and updating of the 1987 text. Many new illustrations will appear including maps, historic photographs, and drawings. Of special interest are photographs created in the late 19th century by Ella Colt, Brookfield’s first professional photographer. The new edition will be bound in soft covers and will run more than 300 pages in length.

Alice Wakefield is the general editor of the revised edition and is assisted by Carl Bushey, Jr., Elinor Gray, Gary Lord, and Jackie Wilder.

To access the order form click on the following PDF file:
Pre-Publication Order Form

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Published in: on June 28, 2010 at 12:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Victorian Tea & Wedding Attire Exhibit

The Brookfield Historical Society is hosting a Victorian Tea & Wedding Attire Exhibit on Sunday, July 11th, at the Marvin Newton House (headquarters of the Society), located on Ridge Road in Brookfield. There will be two seatings: 2:00 pm or 4:00 pm. A selection of sweet and savory delicacies will be offered, along with the tea. Come and enjoy our 2010 exhibit featuring wedding attire worn by residents of Brookfield in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Admission $7.00 per person. For reservations call 802-276-3394.

Published in: on June 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

Brookfield Floating Bridge Update

For the latest news on the Brookfield Floating Bridge, read recent Herald of Randolph articles by Sandy Vondrasek:

Floating Bridge Prospects Bleak (6/3/2010)

Town Clerk Fights For Floating Bridge Fix (5/20/2010)

For a Wikipedia article on floating bridges, click here.

Published in: on June 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm  Leave a Comment