It began at a picnic on August 18, 1897, on a farm in West Brome, Quebec. The event was the centenary of the first land grant made in Brome Township. The outcome was the Brome County Historical Society, which was incorporated on March 9, 1898, and has since worked diligently to preserve the past for future generations. Today, BCHS owns and maintains a number of heritage buildings, which welcome individuals and groups. Our extensive archives delight history buffs and impress the most serious scholars, and our museum educates and entertains, with displays of artifacts once used by the early people of Brome County. We invite you to journey back to the 19th century and still younger days of this historic region. We are open all year, with a special exhibit in the Centennial Building.