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June 20, 2013

Brocklebank Museum opens for season on Sunday

GEORGETOWN — The Captain Samuel Brocklebank Museum will be opening for the season this Sunday and will be open every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. through Columbus Day weekend.

Built in the 1600s, the museum is home to many interesting and unique items pertaining to Georgetown’s history. Hear the strange story of the “Haunted Meal Chest.” Learn about the house’s years as a tavern and see the original 1754 tavern sign with bullet holes made by local militia men. Hear about the house’s ties to the abolitionist movement and the famous Beecher family.

As the country continues to observe the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Georgetown Historical Society will continue its special exhibit “Georgetown in the Civil War,” an impressive collection of artifacts from and about the men and women of Georgetown who served in the war. See uniforms, weapons and much more, including a bullet that killed two men!

The museum is located at 108 East Main St. (Route 133). Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors. Free to current GHS members. For more information, contact the Georgetown Historical Society at info@georgetownhistoricalsociety.com.

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