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

  • 13 Nov
    Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, spoke via Skype this morning, with Bill Holiday’s Brattleboro Union High School class about the Cuban Missile Crisis, the GDR & the Berlin Wall, and offered his perspective on Russia & the Ukraine in the current political climate. (Listen to Full Audio of the Conversation)
  • 12 Nov
    Gabriella Coburn visited Bill Holiday’s Brattleboro Union High School history class today to discuss the Hungarian Uprising of 1956 and her escape from Hungary to life in the United States.  (Listen to Full Audio of the Presentation)