Harris Hill

Harris Hill

In the beginning, the hill was 740 feet long. The landing space was 250 feet with a drop from the top to bottom of 284 feet. It was a big hill and it would get bigger.

The Brattleboro Retreat

The Brattleboro Retreat

THE BRATTLEBORO RETREAT The Brattleboro Retreat The Brattleboro Retreat in 1844. Courtesy of the Brattleboro Historical Society.[/caption] Go north on Main Street through downtown Brattleboro, past the library and bubbling Wells Fountain, and you’ll crest the hill...
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...
Wells Fountain

Wells Fountain

Wells Fountain The Icon Wells Fountain, one of Brattleboro’s best-loved landmarks, stand proudly on the northern edge of its downtown shopping district. Designed in 1890 by Brattleboro architect William Rutherford Mead (cousin to President Rutherford B. Hayes) and...
Indigenous Sites

Indigenous Sites

Since long before the advent of writing, right here in the Connecticut River Valley there have lived a people known as the Sokoki Abenaki (or, translated into English from the original Sokwakiak, “The People Who Separated”).

They are the original people of this place, and they are still here. Their native tongue, Aln8ba8dwaw8gan—the Western Abenaki language—is still extant, but greatly endangered.

Mount Wantastiquet

Mount Wantastiquet

Mt. Wantastiquet Foremost among Brattleboro’s many striking geographical features is Mount Wantastiquet. Rising some 1300 feet above sea level in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, the mountain looms over downtown Brattleboro from across the Kwenitekw/Connecticut River—a...