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!
Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 at the Museum
165 Whisconier Road, Brookfield
Abraham Lincoln, President of the People: Perspectives from the Mason-Dixon Line
A presentation by Paula Hopewell covers the influence the border region had on Lincoln and the sources of his extraordinary compassion, a character trait that helped him steer the country through the Civil War. She details some of the tragedies of Lincoln's personal life and highlights excerpts from his exquisite speeches. In addition, the presentation will include information about Connecticut's role in the War, including Harriet Beecher Stowe's connection, the Copperhead movement in Connecticut, and 1860 and 1864 Presidential election results for some of Connecticut's local towns.
33rd Annual Festival of Crafts
The Festival will be held at the Whisconier Middle School gymnasiums located on West Whisconier Road off of Route 25 in Brookfield, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 5, 2022. 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.