On Sunday, June 23rd, the Brooks Historical Society will hold its first open house of the season from 1 to 4 at the museum in the Pilley homestead. The theme will be Brooks in the era of the 1950’s and 1960’s. A special invitation from Society President, Betty Littlefield, is extended to all Morse Memorial High School alumni of those years.
Featured exhibits, besides yearbooks and town reports, will be pictures of businesses and townspeople, as well as a large display of photos and news items of the sesquicentennial wagon trip of 1966 to Boston. Colorful fashions, including prom gowns of the 1950’s and 1960’s will be displayed throughout the house. Also the historic old 1937 fire engine, which served Brooks so well for forty years, will be on the museum grounds, weather permitting, for your inspection and photo taking, courtesy of the owner, Tom Thomas.
These exhibits are in addition to the many permanent ones throughout the 200-year-old homestead, which is furnished, for the most part, as it would have been about 1900 with the addition of air conditioning.
For your listening enjoyment, music will be provided by the talented duo of Dale Hustus and Vaughn Ellis, both well-known entertainers in our area. Free refreshments will be served on the porch. There is no admission fee, but donations are always very much appreciated.
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