Brooksville is in its Third Century!


8/31: Virtual Annual Meeting Procedure  


This year, because of the continuing pandemic, the BHS (along with almost all other historical societies in this area) is forgoing in-person meetings, including our Annual Meeting. However, we have arranged to have a vote by mail (or preferably email) for the following slate of officers and other Board members. They will serve for just one year (Sep 1, 2020 – Aug 31, 2021), in the anticipation that by August 2021 we will be able to have a proper in-person Annual Meeting at which we will re-set the Board with the customary staggered 3-year terms.

The slate is: Earl Clifford, President; Bob Bakeman, Vice President; Deborah Grimmig, Secretary and Archivist; Ellen Harford, Treasurer; Other Board members: Eric Chase, Julie Cleveland, Lorraine Dyer, Dick Gregor, Will Hotchkiss, Abbie McMillen, Josh Snow.

Typically we vote to have the Secretary cast one vote for the entire slate. If you are agreeable to that arrangement, please signify by sending an email to the Secretary, dgrimmig@myfairpoint.net .  You can also call her at 207-326-8788. Or, if you prefer, send her a note to BHS, POBox 91,  Brooksville, ME 04617.

           (You can also object by a “no” vote using any of the above methods of communication.)

        Please respond by August 31.

You can also take this opportunity to volunteer for a seat on the Board for the 2021-2022 year. 

We are always eager to have enthusiastic new Board members! 


New location and landscaping
Climate Controlled Archive Room 
{Keeping Temperature and Humidity at Ideal Set Points}

The Brooksville Historical Society is a tax-exempt [501-(c)-3] charitable organization entirely run by volunteers.  Donations allow us to maintain the town's museum and research Brooksville's history, and are very much appreciated. Your contributions are always welcome! 

Send to:  BHS, P.O. box 91, Brooksville, ME 04617, and thank you!


A Few Examples:

Maritime History of Brooksville

Brooksville: Then and Now

Tales of ships, shipyards, and mariners in and from Brooksville.

A Compilation of Photographs from the past with current pictures taken from as close to the original vantage points. The first printing sold out, new copies available at the Brooksville Public Library or to have a copy mailed to you send $24 to BHS, P.O. box 91, Brooksville, ME 04617.

We also have a stockpile of Brooksville Histories, Military Records, Cemetery Records and other Historical Paraphernalia! Reasonably priced.

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The Brooksville Historical 
Society Museum Building has MOVED! And it is now better looking than ever!

(not too far, same address, better foundation!)

The society's museum of historical artifacts, which had been housed in a converted boathouse on temporary piers, was moved onto a permanent foundation this Spring. The collection includes
 marine artifacts, farming and blacksmith tools, kitchen utensils and other household items.

Genealogical information including journals, bound family histories, photographs and compilations 
by researchers of cemeteries and vital records are on site and the expanded lower level space allows for safer archival storage.

Visiting Hours: Closed during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Brooksville Historical Society Museum
 [look for the sign]
                        Route 176, Brooksville Corner, Brooksville, ME 04617

For further information contact:

Lorraine Dyer - (207) 326 8257 
Deb Grimmig  dgrimmig@myfairpoint.net    (207) 326-8788.  
Contact Dick Gregor 326-9541 dickgregor@gmail.com for website additions or corrections