Newfane/Brookline Community Memory

The Community Memory Project serves as a place to preserve stories, anecdotes, thoughts and memories about Newfane, Williamsville, South Newfane and Brookline, Vermont. The project started in the Fall of 2020. This website is an archive for digital recordings of people's voices, images and photos, and documents related to their community memories. 

The project received funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).


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Interview with Fran Grout Part 2

In the two interviews with Fran Grout, Laura and Castle are gathering information about The Grange. Fran (Lawton) was born in Dummerston and became a…

Interview with Fran Grout Part 1

In the two interviews with Fran Grout, Laura and Castle are gathering information about The Grange. Fran (Lawton) was born in Dummerston and became a…

Interview with Jonathan Julian

Jon Julian talks about his arrival in Williamsville in the late 1960s and the dynamics of the "new comers" integrating with the long time residents of…

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Interview with Jean Allbee

Interview with Jean Allbee, who describes growing up on West Street (when it was a dirt road), playing commando on the Common with other kids, going…

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Interview with Deborah Lee Luskin

Deborah Lee Luskin shares rich stories drawn from her 37 years living in Williamsville and Townsend. From running a medical practice, to writing…

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Interview #3 with Ray Bates

Ray Bates offers us two more stories of 1960’s life in Newfane including his involvement with the World Affairs Council and his experience running for…

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