2018 Ice Out!

The official ice out time and date is April 29 at 9:51 a.m.

Dunkin’ performed flawlessly again.

Thank you all for participating in the annual raffle.

Published in: on April 30, 2018 at 3:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

BHS Green Trails event rescheduled to April 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm Brookfield Congregational Church

EVENT RESCHEDULED – Given the current difficult weather conditions the Brookfield Historical Society has rescheduled the presentation of the Oral History Project about the Green Trails Inn by the RUHS Student Media Project to Sunday April 29th, same time and location (4:00 pm, Brookfield Congregational Church). We are grateful to all the program organizers for their willingness to reschedule the event considering safety needs. We have received considerable interest in folks attending the event. The full description of the event follows. See you on the 29th! For further information contact Elaine Maghni-Buck at 802-276-3025.


Brookfield Captures it’s History – the Green Trails Inn

The Brookfield Historical Society and students from the RUHS Student Media Project will present a program about the historic Green Trails Inn of Brookfield on Sunday, April 29th (rescheduled from April 15th) at Brookfield’s First Congregational Church, 49 North Ridge Road.

The project documents the wonderful and entertaining history about the Inn via the personal recollections of Brookfield’s own Dorcas Wright who worked and cooked at the Inn from 1939-1945, and later 1966-1970. The Green Trails Inn started out as a summer riding camp in 1932 by Jesse Fiske of Brookfield and a Rutgers University professor( and great aunt of Dorcas) , and grew to become a popular and busy year-round destination by “city folk” for riding the barn’s 30 horses, skiing a network of cross country trails over 17 acres and holding many holiday celebrations for guests. By 1969 The Boston Sunday Globe described the little village as “one of the horsiest and most unpretentiously delightful four corners in all New England” due in large part to the Green Trails Inn, adjacent Inn lodging and the Fork Shop eatery on Sunset Lake.

The program will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church in Brookfield, at the corner of Ridge Road and VT Route 65. The program is free, open to the public, and accessible to people with disabilities. Following the program a potluck supper will be available. Come one, come all! Hope to see you on April 29th. For further information contact Elaine Maghni-Buck at 802-276-3025.

Published in: on April 15, 2018 at 5:25 am  Leave a Comment  

Oral History Event: A Conversation with Dorcas Wright

Oral History Event Brochure April 2018 page 1

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Click on the image for a larger view.

To listen to Dorcas Wright share her own memories go to: https://soundcloud.com/ruhsyouthmedia/a-conversation-with-dorcas-wright.

Oral History Event Brochure April 2018 in PDF file format. When downloading and printing the PDF, change the page orientation to landscape.

Published in: on April 5, 2018 at 12:03 pm  Leave a Comment