Stop by the Marvin Newton House, (home of the Brookfield Historical Society), any Sunday in July or August between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. and enjoy the cheerful atmosphere of Christmas in the late 1800”s. Nancy Newton is greeting guests in the parlor as they arrive with gifts to join in the festivities; Santa is filling stockings by the tree; the dining room table is set for guests and the punch bowl and desserts are waiting; the citrus garland and the aroma of gingerbread cookies baking in the kitchen completes the holiday mood. In addition, many of the origins of Christmas traditions such as, the Christmas tree, the Christmas card, Candy Canes, Bells and Candles, Night before Christmas and Christmas in July are placed around to enhance the experience. This exhibit is in the main part of the house both up and downstairs.
The excellent “Remembering those who served in the Civil War” exhibit is still on display in the exhibit part of the house and has been extended since last year. A handwritten diary written from the fields of the war and how it really was and numerous photos and other memorabilia are on display also.
Other programs for the year are:
August 11, The Annual Ice Cream Social.
September 15, Elisabeth Von Trapp Concert sponsored by the historical Society at the Old Town Hall In Pond Village.
Don’t miss any of these programs, fun and entertainment for all.