J. Brooks Buxton

Jericho, Vermont

1934 - 2018


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J. Brooks BuxtonJericho - On Monday, July 9, Vermont lost one of its beloved sons—an ardent and loyal defender of the state's material culture and historical record, as well as a generous and resourceful benefactor who routinely gifted Vermont institutions with the treasures he collected. Born in...

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Brooks was such a remarkable person and will be deeply missed by so many. He was a champion of Green Up Day and so many other important organizations. I will miss his wit and engaging personality and am so grateful to have known him. ~Melanie Phelps, Green Up Vermont staff

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Brooks generously shared with me his enthusiasm for, and expertise about Vermont furniture while I was organizing the 2015 Shelburne Museum exhibition and catalog, "Rich and Tasty, Vermont Furniture to 1850." This publication which featured many of his important pieces, was awarded the 2016 honor prize by Historic New England. During my 30 plus years as a museum curator, it is rare to have had such a special relationship with a collector and...

Ron and family ! So sorry for the loss of Brooks !! Thinking of you at this time !! I have good memories of growing up in Jericho ! My Uncle Arthur though the world of brooks ! Betty Garrapy

Ron and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Brooks' passing, and want to express our sympathy to the family. I first met Brooks during my walking tour of Jericho back in the 1980's, and through the years since have worked with him on several history projects, most recently the updating of the Jericho town history. He was always willing to share his knowledge of history, and in the process, his love and passion for it as well.