Entering our 40th year, we have archival resources, youth outreach, public events and display, digital archives, original research and collecting oral histories, what’s next?

What do you want? What do you need?

We appreciate their financial support.  We appreciate our volunteers and wish we had more as there is so much to do.  As we move forward, we’d like to hear from the public about the role they wish us to play.

Historic Research

People wanting information about events or people associated with Brattleboro’s history may make their request to the Society. There is a $15 per hour charge plus the cost of copying the material.

Genealogy Research

Information regarding Brattleboro families’ birth, Marriage, death, and cemetery records can be obtained by contacting the Society. There is a $15 per hour charge plus the cost of copying the material.


The Society maintains a very high-quality historic photographic collection. Copies of the photographs are available. The photographs are filed using a keyword index which enables the photos to be selected by categories or themes such as horse-drawn wagons or automobiles.

Lecture Services

The Brattleboro Historical has people who are available to give talks regarding Brattleboro’s history. Those interested in using this service, contact the Society.

The Estey Organ Company in Brattleboro and was a major manufacturer of reed and pipe organs.

The Estey Organ Museum, dedicated to the history and heritage of the Estey Organ Company of Brattleboro, Vermont, makers of reed organs, pump organs, melodeons, and pipe organs.


Join Us

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!