The staff of the Fire Museum of Maryland regretfully announces the the passing of our long-time board member, volunteer, and beloved friend Holton F. Brown.
"Brownie" had been a member of the Museum family since 2005. He shared his passion for firefighting and fire apparatus with probably thousands of visitors over the years. Lantern Night was his special time as he set up the spotlights to highlight the fire engines and fire trucks in our collection.
Brownie was a Vietnam veteran, as well as a proud dad and grandpa. He was retired after a decades-long career as an editorial assistant with the Baltimore Sun.
We will share further details with you as they become available.