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Tour of Historic Morningthorpe Castle
Wednesday August 3 at 2:00pm


Join us for a tour of Historic Morningthorpe Castle, the former home of circus showman Seth B. Howes. Howes (1815-1901) was born and raised in Brewster, and he followed in his brother Nathan’s footsteps as a founding creator of the American circus. Registration is required, please register here


A special thank you to Delancey Street Foundation for opening their home to us. Today, the Castle is home to the Brewster facility of the Delancey Street Foundation, a leading residential self-help organization for former substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless and others who have hit bottom.  Since 1971, at no cost to the resident or the taxpayer, Delancey Street has been helping others balance the scales of their lives and earn back self-respect, decency, and a legitimate place in mainstream society.


This program is a partnership of the Southeast Museum and Brewster Public Library. 

Historical Fun Children's Program

The Southeast Museum and Brewster Public Library are excited to announce our children’s program Historical Fun. In each session we will learn about local history and make a fun craft.


Wednesday July 13 at 11:00am - Learn about Brewster’s rocks and unearth your own hidden fossil!
Wednesday July 27 at 11:00am - Make blueberry ink and write with a feather quill pen.
Wednesday August 10 at 11:00am - Make your own butter as we explore life in Colonial Brewster.
Wednesday August 24 at 11:00am - Create a colorful basket in basket weaving!


To register please click here Historical Fun with Amy | Demco Software (

This program is a partnership between the Brewster Public Library and the Southeast Museum.

The Legacy of Borden Milk

Wednesday June 15 at 1:00pm
Join us for talk on Gail Borden’s revolutionary discovery and how his invention shaped how we bake. Program participants will be given Borden recipes and a can of condensed milk to create their own desserts.  

To register please click here The Legacy of Borden Milk | Demco Software (

Recurring Adult Programs:


History Book Club
Last Thursday of the month from 2:00pm-3:00pm at the Brewster Public Library.

History Exchange
Second Wednesday of the month from 12:30pm-1:30pm at the Brewster Public Library.
The director of the Southeast Museum will give a short talk on an artifact in the museum collection. The remainder of the program is open for questions and discussions on local history.


History Out and About
The museum is out in the community; find our exhibit panels around Putnam in government and commercial spaces.

Virtual Backgrounds for your Zoom meetings.

Documentary Movie Discussion Group

Last Friday of the month.

Watch documentaries and meet to discuss.

Send us an email at for more information.

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