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:
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:
· 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)
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".
members of the Walker, Adams and Briggs families.
Event sponsored by the New Braintree Historical Society and the
Town Parks and Recreation Department.