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.

John Holbrook – How The River Built Brattleboro Village

John Holbrook – How The River Built Brattleboro Village

Frugality, thrift and free enterprise were some of the watchwords that marked the beginning years of the United States.  Locally, John Holbrook personified these traits and was instrumental in the early development of Brattleboro’s economy. Holbrook was born in...

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Log Drives

Log Drives

In March of 1916 the Brattleboro Reformer ran an article explaining that the great Connecticut River log drives that had impacted our region since 1869 were done.  For 45 years the river towns witnessed log drives that began in late March and ended in early...

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Fort Dummer and the Vernon Dam

Fort Dummer and the Vernon Dam

      In 1976 the Brattleboro Reformer reported on the archeological dig that occurred at the Fort Dummer site along the Connecticut River.  The site is about 1 mile south of downtown Brattleboro, along the Connecticut River. Fort Dummer was built on...

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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!