Brattleboro historical society welcomes

Riverfest 2022

Exhibits

River Exhibits

RiverFest 2022

The Brattleboro Historical Society has tens of thousands of historical photographs. The slideshow above contains a few hundred of our favorite river photos.

How Did Flatboats Work?

How Did Flatboats Work?

This week in Brattleboro history we are going to focus on early trade and transportation.  Before interstate highways and train rails there was the Connecticut River.  The Abenaki used the river to trade tools and goods throughout New England.   When Europeans arrived...

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Hinsdale Bridge History – Eight and Counting…

Hinsdale Bridge History – Eight and Counting…

Saturday, March 28, 1920 the Hinsdale Bridge between Brattleboro and Island Park collapsed into the Connecticut River.  The winter had produced a great deal of snow, a warm spell caused a quick melt, and eight to ten inches of ice were still on the river.  The...

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Brattleboro Historical Society was founded in 1982 as a non-profit organization by a group of local historians and civic leaders interested in Brattleboro’s past. The Society’s mission is the telling of Brattleboro's story. Join us!