PAST EVENTS

NBHS President Richard Barrett relays historic aspects to fifth graders at town center tour of historic sites

In recent years the Society has presented a variety of activities and discussion groups on topical subjects from our community.  We welcome suggestions for future presentations.  Please email us at NBHS@newbraintreehistoricalsociety.org or call us at 508 897 3324 or 508 867 8608 with your ideas.

Sep 2019 NBHS, North Brookfield Cemetery Commission and Quaboag Historical Society presented a hands-on gravestone workshop of cemetery stone preservation techniques at the Maple Street Cemetery in North Brookfield
Jun 2019 Fifth Graders toured the center of town historical sites lead by NBHS members
May 2019 Open roundtable discussion and memories of the 1955 Flood
Feb 2019  “Maple Sugaring with the Schurs” – Justin and Paul Schur presented a program on traditional and new methods of maple sugaring
Jan 2019 “According to Your Taste” – Christine Higginbottom discussed culinary herbs and pot herbs
Nov 2018 Open roundtable discussion regarding Hiller Airport with Stephanie Benoit, Doug Aspinall and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Grady
Oct 2018 “Historic New England Apples” – Christine Higginbottom discussed apple varieties and attributes
Oct 2018 Halloween Night – Members costume-up and hand out candy at the 1939 Grade School/Museum
Sep 2018 “A Harvest of Field and Streams” – Dennis Picard explains hunting and fishing in the 18th century
Jun 2018  Fifth and Sixth Graders toured the center of town historical sites lead by NBHS members
May 2018 “Early 19th Century Plants in the Garden” – Discussion from Christine Higginbottom
Apr 2018 “Four Square Kitchen Garden” – Discussion from Christine Higginbottom
Mar 2018 “The Family Nurse” – Discussion from Christine Higginbottom
Feb 2018 Movie night – “Midwives’ Tale”
Oct 2018 Halloween Night – Members costume-up and hand out candy at the 1939 Grade School/Museum
Sep 2017 “Finding William Lewis” – Christine Higginbottom and Bruce Craven lead attendees through Mr. Lewis’ personal journaling from age 17  in 1836 until 1895 
May 2017 Ice Cream Social – Hand cranked ice cream , the movie “Exodus from Enfield” by Robert Wilder and “old time” games were enjoyed by all
Mar 2017 “Native American Culture” presented by Joe Craig of New Braintree 
Oct 2016 Two hour narrated bus tour of the historical homes and sites in New Braintree
A Harvest of Field and Stream” – Dennis Picard