The Parish House Museum located at 72 Church Street, Brownville, has opened for the 2021 season. Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm and by appointment. To visit outside the regular hours, please call Susan at 965-8070.
The Brownville-Brownville Junction Historical Society held its annual meeting at the end of May. Here are the highlights:
The same slate of officers and directors were reelected for another year. The publishing committee formed several years ago when Ken Hatchette was writing his book about the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Brownville Junction was disbanded as the group does not plan to be in the publishing business again the near future.
There was some discussion about the group’s three newsletters for 2021. Each will focus on veterans from wars the United States has been involved with back to the Revolutionary War. Volunteer Dan Peters is taking charge of those articles and would welcome stories of any Brownville residents who have served and would be interested in sharing their memories.
The group has also been asked to submit an article to the Memories of Maine magazine again this year. This article will focus on the “Boys of ’67” – the 1966-67 State Championship basketball team – and the resurrection of the BJHS basketball scoreboard which will be on display this year at the museum.
Over the past several years the group has been contacted a number of times by people who do not live in the are but are searching for information about people or places here. Some have been very generous when such work has been completed and sent to them; others not so much. It was decided that when asked to gather such information requiring time outside the volunteers’ normal hours, there will be a minimum $20 charge (plus any applicable postage). People are reminded the this organization exists ONLY on dues and donations.
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be at the museum on June 29th at 1pm. All are welcome.
If you’d like to join the Society, send $5 for annual dues to B-BJ Historical Society, PO Box 794, Brownville ME 04414