BRENTWOOD — The Brentwood Historical Society will have three different events in the month of September. The first two will take place on Sat., September 11. A BHS Yard Sale will start at 9:00 a.m. and run until 1:00 p.m.
A Museum Open Hours will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue until 1:00 p.m. At the end of the month, on Thurs., September 30 at 7:00 p.m., Steve Taylor will be guest speaker, presenting his talk “New Hampshire’s One-Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality.”
The Yard Sale will be set up on the grounds of the Museum at 140 Crawley Falls Road, Brentwood. It will consist of items from the Museum that are either duplicates or that have no connection to the town of Brentwood. Other items will be donated by members of the Historical Society. All proceeds will benefit the Historical Society. If any other town or area residents have items they would like to donate to the Yard Sale for the benefit of the Society, they may call the Museum at 603-642-8944 to learn more details.
The Museum’s Open Hours, held the first Saturday of the month from April through October (except for September, held on the second Saturday to avoid the Labor Day weekend), have had a much-increased number of visitors this year. There have been many favorable comments on the numerous exhibits. The Open Hours on September 11 will be the next to last opportunity to drop in this year. There are always volunteer guides to show people around.
The program on September 30 has been planned to join with the town to celebrate the 70th year of Swasey Central School. In 1951-52 the town abandoned the five one-room schools that had been used for education for some 200 years and moved into Swasey Central School. The audience at the Museum’s program will sit near an exhibit of an old-time classroom. Steve Taylor has been a favorite speaker for New Hampshire Humanities for many years. This program is made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For questions or further information, call Linda Rousseau, 603-379-1568.