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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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  • 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 […]
  • 6 Dec 13
    Free admission: Open 4-8 for Gallery Walk.  Our new display for the holidays is TOYS. See a truck and a train specially crafted from wood, and enjoy handmade dolls and much more. Glimpse Rudyard Kipling through Mary Cabot’s journal entries (“Annals of Brattleboro, 1681-1895” author); peruse her photo albums. Play a locally made Estey Field […]