History Center

BHC Visitors

Visitors at Brattleboro History Center Examine Headlines

The Brattleboro Historical Society has opened a new downtown Brattleboro History Center  to showcase items from BHS and community collections and involve the public in our shared past.

Downtown Brattleboro Exhibit Space

The History Center is on the first floor of the Masonic building at 196 Main St. (with a separate south-side entrance and rear-door wheelchair ramp) and features a series of changing exhibits.

Current exhibits included a look at local agricultural history, farm life and the former Valley Fair. There are miniatures and model railroads and bridges,  a replica of Ft. Dummer, historic business signs, newspapers, pharmacy prescriptions and bottles, toys, paintings, and a gown worn by Mrs. Levi Fuller at her husbands inauguration.

Planning Future Exploration of the Past

Since its founding in 1982, the Brattleboro Historical Society has worked to shelter and share locally significant facts and artifacts so present and future generations can learn from the past.

The History Center will give residents and organizations the opportunity to explore their local heritage and add to the variety and vitality of downtown by collaborating on permanent and changing exhibits and ongoing public talks, workshops and other programs.

More Info

The History Center is open for regular hours on Thursdays and Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 3 p.m. The Center is also open each Gallery Walk from 5-8 p.m.

People seeking more information about the society, its Municipal Center collections and the new History Center can call (802) 258-4957 or email histsoc@sover.net.