The Brick Store Museum, contrary to the implied name, is a well-regarded local history museum with national accreditation. As a past president of the organization, I am an avid supporter of this wonderful organization. It was founded in an historic “brick building” that used to be a “store,” thus the name.
Recently, I was able to get a behind-the-scenes tour during a visit to the Museum where I securing loan of a Captain Lord Mansion weather-vane which many years ago Bev and I donated to their collection. The storage areas are worth a visit just to see the magnificent organization of the collections. Perhaps, if requested, Bev and I can put together some private behind-the-scenes tours for our guests.
One current exhibit which caught my fancy is a small collection of Louis Norton paintings. The Museum recently was able to add 5 of his paintings to its own collection through purchase at auction. It is interesting that the Captain Lord Mansion was painted by Louis Norton, and Bev and I own the original work. We are currently having copies made which we’ll have available for sale in our gift shop.
Another exhibit at the Museum until the fall is “Vitamin V: How Food Fought The Second World War.” Visitors to the Museum will see two galleries filled with a large collection of 1940’s propaganda posters, as well as other ephemera relating to life on the home front during the war.
Captain Lord Mansion guests can secure tickets at our office.
Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield