Brookfield Museum and Historical Society

Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
165 Whisconier Road
203-740-8140

In May 1788, by resolution of the Connecticut General Assembly, the Parish of Newbury was established from land taken from Newtown, New Milford and Danbury in 1752. The parish was given town status and renamed Brookfield. Over the next 200 plus years, the town has metamorphosed several times to become the friendly community we now enjoy so much.

The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society, founded in 1968, is the only organization in town whose purpose is to preserve our Town history. We believe that significant facts, documents and artifacts must be preserved, documented and made a part of our Town's permanent heritage. Thus the purpose of the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society is to collect the history of Brookfield and make it available, educational and interesting to all.

In May 2001, the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society went on-line in an attempt to reach out to our friends and neighbors using technology that we playfully imagine our founding fathers had envisioned for us.


Recent News

Museum Annual Family Christmas Open House

Emily Dlugozima of Brookfield watches Howdy Doody as he enjoys riding in his vintage Mercedes Benz peddle car. He will return once again this year as the Brookfield Historical Society, hosts its fourth annual Traditional Christmas Open House. Santa…

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Brookfield's Third Annual Farmfest

Brookfield's Third Annual Farmfest - Blacksmithing Demonstration and much more!The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society together with the Brookfield Conservation Commission is presenting the communities second annual Farmfest on Sunday,…

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Brookfield Historical Society Hosts 23rd Annual Crafts Festival

Susan Murphy, Chairperson of this year’s 23rd Annual Festival of Crafts in Brookfield and Stacey Olszewski, Show Coordinator, will be on hand along with more than sixty juried vendors whose items will be on sale during the much anticipated…

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Outdoor Patriotic Concert at Brookfield Museum Gardens

Tom Callinan, Connecticut’s 1st Official State Troubadour through legislation by the General Assembly in 1991, will present a Concert in the formal Garden behind the Brookfield Museum. The program is being sponsored by the Town’s Historical…

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Brookfield Museum Participates During Connecticut’s 10th Annual Statewide Open House Program

On Flag Day, the Brookfield Museum will join cultural institutions all over the state, in welcoming visitors as part of the State wide 10th Annual Open House Day celebrating Connecticut’s culture and history. The Museum, which is part of the…

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Brookfield Historical Society Hosts Annual Strawberry Festival

From left to right Jean Stauffer, Liz Roberts, Elaine Rajcula and Gail Winkley will be preparing and serving Strawberry Shortcake at this year’s Annual Strawberry Festival in Brookfield. Following the Town’s Memorial Day parade. The parade ends…

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Memorial Exhibit Honors Brookfield’s Fallen Military Heroes

Gene Roberts, a Vietnam Veteran and member of the Brookfield Historical Society, stands between two panels, one honoring the 23 men from Brookfield who died during the American Civil War. The photograph he is holding is from a painting of Lieutenant…

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American Military Forum - WWII Battle of Saipan

The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society, as part of its American Military Forum, will host a presentation given by Peter Cronin of Brookfield. Cronin a former member of the Historical Society’s Board of Directors has given a number of…

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Brookfield Museum Lecture: Pearl Harbor a Japanese Disaster

Brief Description: Robert Purssell of Brookfield, a retired engineer and research writer, will conduct a power point presentation entitled Pearl Harbor a Japanese Disaster. The presentation will be given at the Brookfield Museum on Monday, March 3,…

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Brookfield Historical Society Hosts 22th Annual Crafts Festival

Susan Murphy, Chairperson of this year’s 22nd Annual Festival of Crafts in Brookfield and Stacey Olszewski, Show Coordinator, will be on hand along with more than sixty juried vendors whose items will be on sale during the much anticipated…

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Civil War Lecture: 1863 In Review At The Brookfield Museum

Brookfield, CT - The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society, as part of its American Military Forum, will host a presentation given by Peter Cronin of Brookfield on the Civil War featuring a review of the events that took place 150 years ago in…

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Brookfield Museum To Host 9/11 Memorial Exhibit

Brookfield, CT  - Brookfield Historical Society will honor the memory of four victims with ties to Brookfield who perished during the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. There will be a memorial display as well personal…

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Lecture and Book Signing on New Publication 'The Iron Works District of Brookfield'

Raymond Waidelich will talk about his new publication The Iron Works District Brookfield, Connecticut. It will be followed by a book signing. Waidelich was born in Brookfield and spent his entire life there. The Brookfield Town Treasurer for 32…

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Brookfield Historical Society Hosts Annual Strawberry Festival and Brookfield War Memorial Exhibit Following Town’s Memorial Day Parade

Brookfield Historical Society Hosts Annual Strawberry Festival and Brookfield War Memorial Exhibit Following Town’s Memorial Day Parade The Billy Michaels’ Jazz for Juniors band, provided by Hegarty Realty, will be on hand in the park…

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