The Brome County Historical Society’s aim is to acquire, preserve, research, exhibit, interpret, and publish items of historical interest encompassing all of the historic Brome County and its sites. With this intent, the Brome County Historical Society provides the infrastructure and programmes to deliver the learning experiences needed to educate present and future generations about the life and culture of prior generations.
The government of the Society and the preservation, care and management of its property is vested in the Board of Directors, which consists of thirteen (13) members of the Society elected from the membership at large. Directors are elected at the Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).
At least one month prior to the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors appoints a Nominating Committee composed of the Immediate Past President or, as necessary, a prior Past President or prior Director, and two current Members at large. This committee is responsible for nominating candidates for the Board of Directors to be elected at the annual meeting, with provision for nominations from the floor to be maintained, and must report its recommendations to the President of the Society not less than five (5) days prior to the Annual General Meeting.
Directors serve two (2) year terms renewable, by election, for two (2) additional consecutive terms. Following three (3) consecutive terms, such a director is ineligible for one (1) year to sit as a Director. If a Director is unable or unwilling to complete a term, the Board may appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of that term.
For more information or to read the BCHS Bylaws in their entirety, please click here: BCHS Bylaws (PDF).
Arlene Royea, Managing Director and Archivist
Cari Ensio, Curator
Joanne Croghan, Museum and Archives Coordinator
Abbey Lacroix, Archives Technician
Current Board of Directors 2018 / 2019:
Peter G. White, President
J. Armand Gaudet, Secretary
Allan A. Mass
Past Presidents of the Brome County Historical Society
1897 – 1910: Hon. Judge W. W. Lynch
1910 – 1928: H. Sewell Foster
1928 – 1933: Hiram S. Foster Jr.
1933 – 1952: Homer A. Mitchell
1952 – 1953: A. J. B. Milborne
1953 – 1959: Homer A. Mitchell
1959 – 1965: Harry B. Shufelt
1965 – 1966: R. E. Fisher
1966 – 1968: Glendon Pettes Brown
1968 – 1970: Homer M. Blackwood
1970 – 1971: Lt. Col. Ian McDougall
1971 – 1980: Marcel R. Dufresne
1980 – 1981: Leon J. Darrah
1981 – 1983: Edmund J. O. Eberdt
1983 – 1986: Rhoda Northrup
1986 – 1988: Walter Stairs
1988 – 1990: Louise Oliver
1990 – 1994: Peter Downman
1994 – 1997: Richard M. Eldridge
1997 – 2000: David Dawes
2000 – 2003: Gail Gibbs
2003 – 2007: Kirk Lawrence
2007 – 2009: John Rhicard
2009 – 2012: David Dawes
2012 – 2013: Diana Timmins
2013 – 2018: Donald Gray-Donald
2018 – Peter G. White