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
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
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…