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Brownville Historical Society

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 164, No. 26, June 26, 2002

What great things our Historical Society has acquired over the winter - a Brownville Bears uniform, a Canadian Pacific Railroad blanket, 3 fascinating old cookbooks, old photographs of Brownville houses, items for our railroad collection, and at least 300 additions to our collection of original letters, receipts,ledgers, etc. originally belonging to Jefferson Lake and E.A. Jenks. This collection of documents is from the late 1700s and the early to mid1800s and was given to us by member Ralph Applebee. His safekeeping of these items over the years means that our collection of early records of the town's life is second-to-none by most any standards. We extend our thanks to Ralph both for his good care of the documents and for his generous gift to the Society.

One of our new projects this summer is becoming part of the Maine Memory Network, a project of the Maine Historical Society. This is a web site containing documents and images contributed by local historical societies. Please check out the site at

We are also putting together a special exhibit for the summer, called Writing History. The museum is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.

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