Christmas Tree Sale

The Brookline NH Historical Society will be selling Christmas trees for the 24th year, outside the Historical Society, every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM to 4PM, starting November 26th, 2022 until they are sold out.

Calendar 2023

The 2023 Brookline Historical Society calendars are now being printed.

It’s early, but orders are already coming in. The calendar is full of rare photos and local history insights. 220 copies will be made.

This fascinating monthly peek into Brookline long ago is thanks to the diligence of Eric DiVirgilio and the support of local business sponsors.

Please thank our contributing businesses.

The cost is $20 per calendar. Contact the BHS via brooklinenh.historical.society@gmail.com or our contact form. Thank you.

Recent Videos

The Brookline Railroad Series

The Brookline Railroad Series chronicles the history of the Brookline, NH Railroad from its first incarnation to present day. This line was built by the Fitchburg Railroad and would later…

Hobart Blacksmith Shop

This history of the former Hobart blacksmith forge & shop and its many uses over the years.

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Nestle here

Nestled Here

Nestled Here is not an academic work. Reading it is more like sitting on a bench in front of the village store, chatting with an avuncular old-timer, and watching the traffic go by.

from – Dustjacket

Nestled Here Companion Index

Do you want to look up a family member, an ancestor, a friend, or even yourself in the pages of Nestled Here? Would you like to find every reference to a favorite place of yours, such as the Old Railroad Snack Bar, the Brookline Speedway, Daniels Academy Building, or a wildlife sanctuary? This comprehensive index of proper names and places is an indispensable companion to the town history.

– back cover quote

Consider becoming a member of the Brookline Historical Society!

Your membership will contribute to our cultural heritage for generations to come.

A group of Brookliners interested in town history formed the Brookline Historical Society in 1980.

A formal constitution and bylaws were established in 1981, and Articles of Agreements were filed with the state in 1982. The “Incorporators” in that document were Marcia Swift, Ann Webb, Sharon Lincoln, Marcia Farwell, Jack Andel. 

The organization’s objective was conservation of the history and historic sites and objects of the town of Brookline, New Hampshire.

The barn Project

The indefatigable Clarence Farwell first formally raised the issue of building an addition off of the back of the Barnaby House in 2005.  It was an idea which he, along with countless volunteer hours and generous donations from scores of people, would make a reality six years later.  In 2010…