Open Museum

Every Saturday, from 12:00 - 4:00 pm, the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society is open to the public for visiting. Visitors can observe the many historical artifacts inside, browse the items throughout the museum shop, and even sign up to become a member of the society!

Upcoming Programs 

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 7:30 at the Museum

165 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT

Ode to the Housatonic Railroad

The iconic Housatonic Railroad continues to chug along, some 185 years after its first maiden run from Bridgeport to New Milford in 1840. It marked the arrival of a revolutionary new form of transportation one that replaced stagecoaches and canal barges. The Housatonic has survived numerous ownership changes, the ending of passenger service, and a long period of inactivity along a crucial stretch of the line. But it’s still in operation with freight service today and keeps alive the romantic attraction of rail travel in western Connecticut.

You’ll hear all about this scenic route and learn where all the former passenger stations were located from noted podcaster and storyteller Mike Allen on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, starting at 7:30 p.m., at the Brookfield Historical Society.

Past Events

Annual Festival of Crafts

The Festival was held last November at the Whisconier Middle School gymnasiums located on West Whisconier Road off of Route 25 in Brookfield, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Due to past successes, the Festival of Crafts has grown to be the largest and most successful pre-holiday sales event of its kind throughout the northwest region of the state. Last year, the wares of nearly 40 juried crafters were on sale, including new exhibitors and some past favorites, many from the surrounding area. They offered 100% hand made, high quality products that are truly one of a kind gifts for yourself and others. For more information, click here.