Offered by: City of Brighton Communications Office
The Brighton City Museum launched a blog at the beginning of the year and it’s rewriting history; literally. Historic Preservation staff members will share the responsibility of writing content to the blog and a new post will be published on the last Friday of every month.
The topics will be as far-reaching as Brighton’s history itself. In the broadest scope, the topics will be split into two distinct narratives: rooted in the Brighton City Museum or rooted in the city’s historic architecture.
“Because our historic structures range from old farmhouses to historic epicenters of commerce, the foundational stories that the buildings figuratively sit upon are inherently vast,” Historic Preservation Planner Kim Bauer said. “In 2019 alone, the team at the Museum cataloged just under 1,000 items and each of those has a story to go along with it. As we continue to organize our collection and receive new donations, we hope to always have a trove of history to share!”
According to Bauer, this blog was inspired by the people of Brighton and their stories.
“They are what make this city special,” she said. “As the Brighton City Museum grows and we continue our historic preservation efforts, the more stories come to light.”
This blog will be roughly a 50/50 split between historic buildings and historic objects from the museum’s collection of artifacts.
“It gives us a chance to tell a really broad story and allows us to draw inspiration from Brightonians throughout time,” Bauer said.
The blog is intended for a wide audience and will be written in a way that is educational, but fun.
“Sometimes I feel that history is written in a way that makes it seem boring or inaccessible,” Bauer said. “But history is a shared pursuit and something we live every day when we walk past an old house or reminisce in a memory. There are times and places, like this blog, where it should be fun and interesting and we hope people like it!”
If you’re interested in reading the museum’s blog visit: https://sites.google.com/brightonco.gov/brighton-city-museum