BCHS communiqué

The Brome County Historical Society (BCHS) is pleased to announce that it will offer free admission to all visitors who bring in a receipt from a local business. This program, the result of a collaboration between the BCHS and the Town of Brome Lake, was created to support the economic well-being of our community by encouraging local purchases. This year has brought many unique challenges, this summer will be different than those of the past and will necessitate strong community support.

“Everyone at the BCHS recognizes how the difficulties and uncertainty of these last few months have affected our community, the country, and the world more broadly. With the resources at our disposal, our goal this summer is to support the cultural well-being of our members, visitors, and community. We strongly believe that this initiative allows our mission of well-being to spread beyond our walls, supporting the local businesses that make the Town of Brome Lake so special,” said Jeremy Reeves, Curator at the BCHS.

Supporting Brome Lake cultural and economic well-being

Any visitor or groups that present a receipt from a business located within the Town of Brome Lake will receive free admission to the BCHS on the same day as their local purchase. This initiative will run the remainder of the 2020 summer season (until October 12th 2020). Only one receipt is necessary to receive free admission but we encourage supporting our local businesses as much as possible!

Richard Burcombe, the Mayor of Town of Brome Lake welcomes this initiative: “The Town of Brome Lake is proud to be part of this original initiative that encourages both our businesses and our culture. The collaboration with the museum is excellent and I can only salute these ideas coming from our institutions that help our community shine at this particular time.”

The rich past of our community is evident within our collections and artefacts, and this initiative is part of ensuring our unique communities’ growth into the future.

About the BCHS

Officially incorporated on March 9, 1898, the Brome County Historical Society works diligently to acquire, preserve, research, exhibit, interpret, and publish items of historical interest encompassing all of the historic Brome County and its sites. As a registered non-profit organization, the BCHS owns and operates an accredited Museum and an accredited Archives Centre welcoming visitors, researchers, families, and groups.