Brentwood Remains: A History & Mystery

BHS Museum

Hear the fascinating story of how Brentwood is working to bring home the remains of several people who possibly lived at the Brentwood Poor Farm in the mid-1800s. In 1999 the bones were inadvertently disinterred during removal of fill from a Brentwood residence and were subsequently discovered at a site in Newfields.


Joyce Keegal, Superintendent of Cemeteries for Brentwood, will share the story of how the UNH Forensic Anthropology Identification and Research Lab, the Brentwood Cemetery Department, and the Brentwood Historical Society are working together to bring these people home for a proper and respectful burial.


Perhaps the most exciting aspect of this project will be if “investigative genetic genealogy” testing by the DNA Doe Project will reveal the identity of one or more of the “John or Jane Does” whose bones are waiting for a home!


The program will be held on Thursday, September 21 at the Museum and begins at 7:00 pm.