The Friends of the North Brookfield Town House Ask: Do You Remember When?

When the North Brookfield girls’ basketball team wore black stockings, black bloomers and white middy blouses as they played in the Town House?  When costumed children marched around the Great Hall behind the high school band on Halloween?  When local bands rocked the Town House at teen dances?  Remember proms, minstrel shows and talent shows, and the Firemen’s Ball?  Well, if you do, please join recent and former area residents as they share their memories for a book to be published by the Friends of the North Brookfield Town House in celebration of the 200th anniversary of our town.

We would like to hear from YOU!  Please take time to write down your own memory, or one of a family member or friend, include a photograph, if you have one, and send it to:  Memories, 190 Oakham Road, North Brookfield.  We promise to return all photos.  You may also e-mail us at borstpond@aol.com.

If you would rather tell your story to a volunteer, we will be glad to meet with you at the Senior Center or the Library, talk to you over the phone, or even come to your home.  Call 508-867-7686 or 508-867-6434 and ask for Shelley to make an appointment, or leave a message and we will contact you.  If you would like to volunteer to be an interviewer, we would love to have your help.

By sharing your memories you are contributing to the history of our town, and helping to create a record for future generations to cherish and enjoy.

Remember that our Town House is very special —

Built during the Civil War and designed by Elbridge Boyden, one of the era’s premier architects, the North Brookfield Town House became the center of economic, social, and political life in North Brookfield.

The Friends of the North Brookfield Town House were organized to ensure that this rare jewel of a building is restored and that the Great Hall and the George M. Cohan Stage will once again become a place where social gatherings are held.