History Center

BHC Visitors

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 Brattleboro Historical Society showcases its vast and varied collection of artifacts at the downtown History Center and Museum. Since its founding in 1982, BHS has worked to shelter and share locally significant facts and artifacts so present and future generations can learn from the past.

The History Center and Museum gives Brattleboro residents, businesses, 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, public talks, workshops, and other programs.

Current exhibits

Estey Organ Company – The world’s largest manufacturer of reed organs operated in Brattleboro for more than a century. See tools, photos, advertising, and play the two small organs on site.

Stephen Daye Press – One of the earliest of the regional publishers, located in Brattleboro during the 1930s to early ‘40s. Browse the collection of more than 120 books with a New England emphasis.

Brattleboro High School yearbook photos of students from the 1900s, plus school trophies and ephemera.
Plus a model of Fort Dummer, Mary Cabot scrapbook, a photo essay on Island Park, souvenir china, and more.

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.