Brookfield, New Hampshire - Commemorative Ornament
We have teamed up with the town of Brookfield, NH to make a
custom ornament in celebration of the town’s 225th anniversary. Incorporated
in 1794, the Town of Brookfield, New Hampshire is in Carroll County and is home
to Kingswood Lake. It is a small town with a population of only 712, according to
the 2010 United States Census Bureau, and has a mere 23.3 square miles of land.
Brookfield is proud to be a residential, rural community that has resisted much of the
commercial development seen in surrounding New Hampshire.
Historian, Carolyn D. Chase best describes the town of Brookfield in Our
Yesteryears, the Story of Brookfield, New Hampshire,
"With its curious
configuration caused by the ridge of the Moose Mountains creating a ragged
southern border, Brookfield is a rural town blessed with gentle hills
criss-crossed by rambling streams. Dirt roads wind through the hills, past
cellar holes and family graveyards with unmarked fieldstones that speak of
lives lived out and long forgotten. Threading through 14,802 land acres of this
smallest town in Carroll County are more than 136 miles of stonewalls that mark
the boundaries of old farms given over to second growth forests. Driving
through Brookfield, one becomes aware that no town center exists other than the
old meeting house, the Town House on Wentworth Road, which stands as a solitary
symbol of a town that time seems to have bypassed. The landscape is sprinkled
generously with farmhouses dating from the eighteenth and early nineteenth
centuries, and around Kingswood Lake are clustered several turn-of-the-century 'summer' homes." https://www.brookfieldnh.org/about-us/pages/brookfield-seen-today
This hand cast custom ornament features Brookfield's town logo, showing maple trees tapped for sugaring. The detailing of this ornament can only be accomplished through a process of antiquing and blackening to emphasize the depth and dimensions in the original design. Once an ornament is blackened and antiqued, it goes through a process of buffing that allows the shine of the pewter to come through and accentuate the detailing in the designs. Each ornament is buffed by hand and inspected before it gets dusted, strung, and packaged.
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