Orders for engraved bricks for the Brunswick Historical Society Bell Tower are due no later than August 31, 2022, announces Carl Bilski, president, Brunswick Area Historical Society (BAHS).
Bilski has been leading this unique fund raising effort which recycles bricks salvaged from the Edwards and Visintainer Middle Schools which were torn down in 2020. These bricks are being sold, engraved with inscriptions, and the bricks will take these thoughts into Brunswick’s future. This project fulfills the promise to build a tower to display the 1852 bell donated by the First Christian Church when they closed their doors after 184 years
All of the commemorative bricks will be proudly displayed in one of the four columns of the bell tower for future generations to see when they visit Brunswick Heritage Farm and Museum. All profits raised will be used to help fund building completion, improvements and maintenance of the Old School Museum, the Brunswick Area Historical Society Bell Tower, and Heritage Farm & Museum.
Everyone who has been a part of Brunswick Area History In The Making is encouraged to purchase a commemorative brick for $145. All residents, churches, schools, families, governmental representatives, civic groups, businesses, veterans, educators, students, graduates, and anyone who has been a part of making Brunswick into what it is will be able to create a tribute and have it included in one of the bell tower’s four columns for future generations to see.
To order your Bell Tower brick:
“Please share with others who love Brunswick and order soon, as there are limited number of bricks,” he said. “They would make great gifts, too.”
On July 2nd, the bell tower was lifted into position in it's permanent position at Heritage Farms. The steel pillars will be covered with the engraved bricks from Visintainer and Edwards schools that have been purchased by patrons. You can still get your engraved brick by following the instructions above.
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Thanks to the services of the Oklahoma Correctional Services, we have scanned copies of the Brunswick High School yearbooks in our collection. These yearbooks run from the years 1939 to 1988 although not every year is included. If you have one of the missing years and wish to donate it, please contact us at email@example.com.
This is a service that they perform for many libraries and historical societies and is done without charge, so many thanks to them!
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