The IconWells 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 funded by William...
Nobel Laureate Jody Williams Who is Jody Williams? Jody Williams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for founding and leading the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, an unprecedented cooperative effort that brought governments, United Nations bodies, the...
BHS e331-Brattleboro Floral Arts and Garden Club
Community Service and Volunteerism are both celebrated in this recording highlighting the history and contributions of the local garden club... BrattHistoricalSoc · BHS e331-Brattleboro Floral Arts and Garden Club
1958 Vermont’s oldest bank and its largest commercial bank merged to become the Vermont National and Savings Bank. The banks which merged were the Vermont Savings Bank, the oldest savings bank which was organized in 1846, and the Vermont Peoples National Bank of...
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.
Vermont History Expo
Snow removal equipment changes over time
ExhibitBy WAYNE CARHART In New England when people lived mostly on farms, snow removal was limited to clearing a path from the house to the barn Ñ if the two buildings were not connected by a series of sheds, as they often were. Most of the occupantÕsneeds were met...
Brattleboro Historical Society: Deadly flu pandemic hit Brattleboro in 1918 Mar 6, 2020
The first Brattleboro death from the flu epidemic occurred on September 30, 1918. The victim was a 36-year-old Fort Dummer Cotton Mill worker named Isidor Bellair. He was a French Canadian immigrant who had moved his family to Brattleboro two years earlier in order to find work at the mill. He was survived by his wife and six small children, the youngest being only 5 months old.
Podcast Episode 305
Laundry, Chinese Exclusion Act, Female Businesses, Technology, Immigration…this story has it all! The first commercial laundries emerged in the 1840’s with Steam Laundries appearing in the 1870’s…the Custom Laundry (female-owned) began in 1887 and operated until 2010.
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 long, lush shoulder...
By JESSICA DOLAN One of the historical sites in Brattleboro that is a key site for Indigenous history, and the history of competition between England and France to settle North America, is Fort Dummer. The history of Fort Dummer takes us into the beginning of the 18th...
Oral History Project: Peter Gould
Oral history project: the vietnam war eraPeter GouldIn 1969 Peter Gould was, "tired of the Vietnam War, [and] angry at my county," as he fled the disconsolate urban chaos in search of an alternative. He found it in at Packer Corners, in Guilford, Vermont and spent the...
Brattleboro the Defining Decades 1870-1920
Brattleboro's Defining Decades: 1870 to 1920By The Brattleboro Historical Society, Special to the ReformerFeb 15, 2019In 1870 Brattleboro was in a lot of trouble. In the previous year two disasters had devastated much of the town. A flood had come ripping down the...