The Brome County Historical Society reopened to the public on June 22 with “a season of cultural well-being”. The Museum, with the exception of the Children’s Museum, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.

Since closing in mid-March, the BCHS has developed innovative cultural programming that brings Brome County’s history to life while respecting all directives and guidelines from public health authorities. It has gone through a veritable renaissance over the past five years and the local community is encouraged to discover the permanent galleries, many of which have been renovated over the past few years.

As well, on July 14, the Museum will open “Fashioning Femininity” a revival of last summer’s extremely successful exhibition on women’s fashion in Brome County from 1850 – 1950. For 2020, the design of the exhibition has been completely rethought in the newly renovated Temporary Exhibition Gallery and new artefacts have been added. The exhibition will be on display until March 14, 2021.

Throughout the summer, the Archives will publish bilingual thematic research guides to help individuals access historical materials with greater ease and research fees are being temporarily waived. The BCHS has revised its social media strategy to post regular and engaging content showcasing the history that is all around us. This new strategy includes the Virtual Museum of Brome initiative which will encourage the local community to share pictures and information on historical artefacts or documents they own or cherish or 450-243-6782.