The Town of Brewster proudly announces the gallery style display of “The Faces of Brewster,” images from the Caro A. Dugan Collection, currently on loan from the Brewster Historical Society. The photographs are arranged along the corridors of the main level in Town Hall for all to enjoy, as you visually step back in time to the early days of Brewster’s inhabitants. Taken predominantly between 1887 and 1914 by Brewster native and Cobb family descendant, Caro Dugan, and Cornelius Chenery, who often boarded with the Dugan family. The most famous of the subjects in the exhibit is an image of Helen Keller with her doll and teacher Anne Sullivan. They had visited Brewster on vacation, staying at the Freeman-Hopkins House. Many of the photographs depict everyday life in our beautiful rural town, as well as periodic portraits of residents.
Our heartfelt thank you is extended to not only the Brewster Historical Society and the Brewster Ladies Library, but to Skip Atwood and Anne Miller as well. The tireless efforts of the pair to catalog, arrange, and display each photograph in Town Hall made the display of this collection possible. Additionally, we thank Tom Thatcher for preparing the walls within Town Hall as the backdrop of this historic and thought provoking display.