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The Holbrook Historical Society collection provides an understanding of
the daily life of Holbrook's citizens over the years. The Society has
personal letters and diaries (some dating from the late 1700's),
clothing from many sources (in one case forty-five garments from a
single family), household utensils, business-related items, and a
variety of other documents and photographs.
• The shoe industry, which was an important part of the
• Letters and cards from servicemen and women who served
in WW II*
• Town reports and other publications necessary to
understanding Holbrook's history
*These are responses to packages which were sent to them by a committee
of dedicated citizens who assembled such items as candy, cigarettes
(not then discouraged), toothpaste, soap, tea and coffee, and other
small luxuries. The packages also included a listing of addresses for
others in the services; in some instances these resulted in old friends
meeting in countries far from home. The answers are often poignant, and
provide an insight to the circumstances of the time, as well as to the
circumstances of the present servicemen and women.
Copyright 2007 Holbrook Historical Society.