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Brattleboro is a river town rich in history. It was the site of the first permanent English settlement in Vermont, Fort Dummer, in 1724. The town was chartered in 1753. It has been a printing town since William Fessenden began publishing books in 1805. For more than 100 years Brattleboro was the home of the world famous Estey Organ Company. Wells Fountain, pictured on the Society’s logo, stands at the north end of Main Street and was designed by architect William Rutherford Mead, who grew up in Brattleboro.

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Recent News

  • 4 Sep
    Come join us on Friday, September 5 from 2-8PM at the History Center on Main Street. Volunteers will be ready to answer your questions and talk Brattleboro history with you. Some of our exhibits include 2 Doug Cox Train Station dioramas, a visual history of Island Park, Brattleboro baseball team memorabilia and an elaborate dollhouse […]
  • 1 Feb
    Free admission: Open 4-8 for Gallery Walk.  Our toy display continues with a truck and a train specially crafted from wood and  handmade dolls as well as an amazing Estey employee-built furnished dollhouse. Glimpse at Rudyard Kipling through Mary Cabot’s personal journal entries (“Annals of Brattleboro, 1681-1895” author); peruse her amazing photo albums. Play a […]