Floating Bridge Might Be Replaced

“The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has filed a formal application to rebuild the Brookfield Floating Bridge….” Click HERE for the complete Herald of Randolph story by M.D. Drysdale.

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Published in: on July 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

2012 Ice Cream Social and Civil War Exhibit

The Brookfield Historical Society is hosting the annual Ice Cream Social along with a Brookfield Civil War exhibit on Sunday, August 12th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Marvin Newton House (headquarters of the Society), located on Ridge Road in Brookfield, Vermont.

A special exhibit Remembering Those Who Served: Brookfield men in the Civil War identifies more that 175 Brookfield soldiers and sailors. Among those featured are Cassius Peck, a Medal of Honor recipient and Dr. Egbert Allis, Assistant Surgeon, who was lost at sea. His surgeon’s tools are on display. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view a selection photos, letters, diaries, and other materials assembled and interpreted by historian Elinor Gray. Public Invited. Donations accepted.

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Published in: on July 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

Marvin Newton House 2012 Summer Hours

The Marvin Newton House is open each Sunday in July and August from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

The Marvin Newton House on Ridge Road in Brookfield Center was built in 1835 by Marvin Newton. The house was donated to the newly formed Brookfield Historical Society on December 13, 1937. It contains exhibits unique to life in a nineteenth century rural community. Collections include costumes, 19th-century home furnishings, locally manufactured articles, photographs, and local ephemera. There are guided tours and other special events.

Published in: on July 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm  Leave a Comment