Brownville–Brownville Junction Historical Society announces book cover contest winner

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BROWNVILLE — The Brownville–Brownville Junction Historical Society and Parish House Museum volunteers would like to thank all who contributed photos, negatives and offered artwork for use as a basis for the book cover contest announced last month.

The winning selection will grace the cover of author Ken Hatchette’s book “More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop, The Canadian Pacific Railway’s Brownville Division 1886 to 1963.”

The publishing committee narrowed the selection to five. The final choice was a photographic excerpt of a section of an existing mural hanging in the society’s Parish House Museum that was painted by local artist Suzette East. The mural is a beautiful hand-painted and vividly colored work that has graced the museum for nearly 20 years. A cover credit will appear on the copyright page of the book describing the work in detail as well as a historical account of the steam locomotive depicted in the excerpt.

Books are currently on sale at a special pre-publication and first addition price. Pre-publication copies of the book may be ordered by contacting Susan Worcester at 965-8070 or by visiting the Parish House Museum on Tuesday or Thursday. The museum will also be open on Saturday, Aug. 5 during the Brownville Community Church’s Old Home Days auction and on Saturday, Aug. 12 during the Brownville Junction High School Alumni reunion. An order form can also be found on the historical society’s Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of The Brownville–Brownville Junction Historical Society
WINNING COVER — A photographic excerpt from a mural hanging in the Brownville–Brownville Junction Historical Society’s Parish Museum, painted by local artist Suzette East, is the winning entry in a book cover contest for the historical society.

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