Madame Sherri

Madame Sherri

Across the river from north Brattleboro, in West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, a trail winds through the Madame Sherri Forest to a set of ghostly stone stairs—the ruins of Madame Sherri’s castle, an estate whose former glory was lost to fire in 1962.

H.P. Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft

HP LOVECRAFT & ROUND MOUNTAIN H.P. Lovecraft & Round Mountain: West Brattleboro Howard Philips Lovecraft (1890 – 1937), was an American writer who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He was virtually unknown and...
Clarina Howard Nichols

Clarina Howard Nichols

Clarina Howard Nichols – Townsend and Brattleboro Clarina Howard Nichols (1810 – 1885) was an advocate for human rights. Born in Townsend, VT she went on to become the publisher of the Windham County Democrat newspaper in Brattleboro, where she expanded...
The Latchis Hotel & Theater

The Latchis Hotel & Theater

THE LATCHIS HOTEL & THEATRE The Latchis Hotel & Theatre:   Downtown Brattleboro The Hotel The Latchis Hotel Theatre first opened in 1938, when the “Greco Deco” vision of the Latchis family was finally realized. Built by four brothers in honor of their...
Brattleboro’s Beginnings

Brattleboro’s Beginnings

Origins Brattleboro's Beginnings Intro Abenaki & Fort Dummer Prior to the 1700’s, Vermont was home to the Abenaki.  Fort Dummer was built as the first English settlement in Vermont in 1724.   The site sight The view of the Connecticut River and Mount...
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: West Brattleboro Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, beloved 19th century American author and Brattleboro local, began her 50-year literary career in Brattleboro. She published over 250 short stories, 14 novels, and 3 plays. Freeman was quite an...