It began at a picnic on August 18, 1897, on a farm in West Brome, Quebec. The event was the centenary of the first land grant made in Brome Township. The outcome was the Brome County Historical Society, which was incorporated on March 9, 1898, and has since worked diligently to preserve the past for future generations.
Today, the BCHS owns and maintains a number of heritage buildings, which welcome individuals, families and groups. Our extensive Archives delight history buffs and impress the most serious scholars, and our Museum educates and entertains, with displays of artifacts once used by the early people of Brome County. Our new Children’s Museum enables families and young visitors to explore life in 19th century Brome County with interactive exhibits and activities.
We invite you to journey back to the 19th century and still younger days of this historic region.
Mission & Mandate
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.
Since 1897, the Brome County Historical Society has endeavoured to fulfil the following mandate:
To systematically collect, document, preserve, and display items of historical interest pertaining to Brome County and surrounding areas;
To provide, maintain, and manage the Museum for the purpose of education and to make its library and archives accessible to the general public and academia;
To maintain and preserve its buildings and properties to within the accepted standards of the day;
To encourage research and educational facilities pertaining to the rich heritage of the area.