Brookline Historical Society is holding Open House monthly on the first Saturday from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Preserving Brookline's History!

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Nestled Here has arrived!

The new Brookline Town History is complete.

For New Orders:

Bring cash or check for $35 to the Town Hall weekdays 8am-10am, see the Town Administrator Tad to order and pickup your book at the same time.

(Books can also be mailed for folks who are not local: Include the full mailing address and an extra $5 for each book with your order form. Send order form and payment to the address on the form and we will take care of the rest!) 

For Pre-Order pickups:

Head to the Library or visit the Historical Society’s open house on the first Saturday of each month.


Nestled Here Book Form.

ORDER NOW! Price: $35.00

“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

About Us

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…

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…

Brookline is turning 250 years old!

Support us by sponsoring a personalized brick in our new walkway!

Click here for the PDF form!


Eliza Daniels Memorial Building – Daniels Academy Building – Town Hall Residences Post Office, Stores, Old R.R. Station, Hotel Beatrice, Corey Trading Post, Skala Grammar School Churches Flood and Fire…

Ice trade

In 2008, member Joe King informed the BHS of his underwater archeology work at the bottom of Lake Potanipo.  Mr. King recovered scores of ice harvesting equipment.  He would cut…