2022 Brookline Calendar

Accepting pre-orders now for the limited run 2022 inaugural Historical Society Calendar. $20 cash or check made payable to Brookline Historical Society.

Recent Videos

Hobart Blacksmith Shop

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

Steeple Repair 1979/1980

The Steeple on the Church of Christ in the center of town had been deteriorating for years and it took years to complete the repairs.

1957 Soap Box Derby Races

Brookline, NH 1957 Soap Box Derby Races. A gift of Sid Hall, Jr. and the Hall Family with original footage shot by Sidney Hall, Sr.

Browse all videos!

The new Brookline Town History is complete.

ORDER NOW! Price: $35.00

Bring cash or check to the Town Hall, ask for the Town Administrator and pick up 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!

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 is $10.

“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

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…

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

Click here for the PDF form!