The Society News


Richard Barrett has made a search of 8 of the solar fields in the surrounding towns that have been established by the company responsible for the Route 67 & Old Turnpike Road solar site. Seven of those solar fields are identical to the Route 67/Old Turnpike Road installation. Richard has attended four of the past Planning Board meetings and is concerned that more may be given an okay in our Town. This is unacceptable, it would be against the Bylaws that we voted for. Please attend the next Planning Board meeting which will be on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall to give support for adhering to our Bylaws. THANK YOU!  

Regular meetings are on the second Thursday of each month
at 7:00 p.m.

 Officers - 2018:

Richard Barrett  Pres.

John Schinnagel  Vice Pres.

 Deb Morrison  Sect.

Julie Rousseau  Treas.

We would like to welcome our new members:

Rick Forshay

Steve Kane



Old Town Hall Property

Lower lot below Temperance House foundation

 Old Town Hall and Center School  lot

Temperance House Hotel Foundation

   The Old Town Hall Property once was the location of:
· Elias Hall’s store of 1795
· Joseph Bowman and Henry Penniman’s store after Elias Hall
· The Center School and hall of 1816-1860
· The first cheese factory of 1865-1880
· The second cheese factory of 1881-1885
· The Town Hall of 1893 to 1977.
The dance hall above the school, and later the first cheese factory, served as a gathering place and social center for the town.  Old Town Hall served this purpose after the old school/cheese factory-hall was gone. All use of this land ended in 1977 with the burning of the Old Town Hall. See the Center Tour tab at left for more information.


Current Display of Plaster Hat Molds
(dated 1862)
Found at the Old Barr House, 153 Barr Rd.
On Loan from Jane Cronin

 Display of George Briggs' Tractors
purchased by the Society

Display case in the Museum Room

Society Cafe' at the Country Fair

Friends and family celebrate a memorial dedication ceremony for Donald Adams, George Briggs, and Paul Walker

 Three benches in front of the Post Office, each with a bronze plaque, was dedicated to the memory of Don Adams, George Briggs, and Paul Walker—"men who served New Braintree and left it a better place".

State Sen.Stephen M. Brewer presented certificates to
members of
the Walker, Adams and Briggs families.

Friends and family enjoy the dedication of the benches and plaques.

Event sponsored by the New Braintree Historical Society and the
Town Parks and Recreation Department.