The Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust, Inc. (M-BELT) will hold its 2016 Annual Meeting on November 17, 2016 at the Royall House and Slave Quarters, 15 George Street, in Medford.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Parking in front on George Street, and the building is ADA-accessible. Low-calorie refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
In addition to the usual business meeting and project update, the evening will include a fascinating presentation by Doug Carr, entitled “Life, Death and Rebirth at the Brooks Estate.” As Mr. Carr notes, “The Brooks Estate has seen dramatic changes in the past 150 years, from a Victorian Estate and farm to the home of World War II veterans, to historic open space. The buildings have changed as well, from original construction, to long decay, and finally to ongoing rebirth as community assets. This presentation of before/after photographs will show how the Estate – the land, the buildings and the people who use them – has been transformed over time as Medford has changed and will continue to change as the Estate morphs to a place of community gathering, of nature, of history, and the future.”
2017 will mark the 75th anniversary of the acquisition of the Brooks Estate by the City of Medford. (The property was purchased in 1942 from heirs of the Brooks family.) M-BELT intends to mark this anniversary in an appropriate fashion, in conjunction with the City of Medford.
For more information, send an e-mail to Inquiries@brooksestate.org or leave a message at 781-396-3001.