The Brownville – Brownville Junction Historical Society and Parish House Museum volunteers would like to thank all who contributed photos, negatives and offered artwork for use as a basis for the book cover contest announced last month. The Publishing Committee narrowed the selection to five. The final selection was a photographic excerpt of a section of an existing mural hanging in the Society’s Parish House Museum that was painted by local artist, Suzette East. The mural is a beautiful handpainted and vividly colored work that has graced the museum for nearly 20 years. A cover credit will appear on the copyright page of the book describing the work in detail as well as a historical account of the steam locomotive depicted in the excerpt. The winning entry in its final form can be seen on the Historical Society's Facebook page.
Books are currently on sale at a prepublication and first edition price of $25.00, plus sales tax. Pre-publication copies of the book may be ordered by completing the order form found here and on the Historical Society's Facebook page or by visiting the Parish House Museum on Tuesday or Thursday. The museum will also be open on August 5th during the Brownville Community Church’s Old Home Days auction and on August 12th before and after the the BJHS Alumni reunion luncheon.