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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  • 27 Feb
    Vermont Public Television and the Brattleboro Historical Society will present a screening of the VT-PBS film American Denial at the Brattleboro Historical Society’s History Center (next to the Baptist Church Homeless Shelter) on Main Street in Brattleboro, Vermont. 11 March 2015 6:00 PM The program will include parts of the film and a panel of […]
  • 18 Feb
    1847: The ladies of the Brattleboro East Society, will hold a Fair at Wantastiquet Hall, on the third day of March next, when will be offered for sale a variety of both fancy and useful articles. There will be a Post Office connected, where all persons desirous, can be accommodated with letters from their friends […]