March 17 Talk: The Theatrical, Eccentric, Flamboyant Madame Sherri

In celebration of Women’s History Month
The Theatrical, Eccentric, Flamboyant Madame Sherri
A talk by Eric Stanway
Tues., March 17   7 p.m.
Brattleboro Historical Society History Center at the Masonic Temple
196 Main St., Brattleboro

Stanway is author of “Madame Sherri: The Special Edition,” an expanded
biography of the diva of the 20’s who scandalized the locals for years
before succumbing to poverty and dying in a Brattleboro boarding house,
leaving her castle in the woods of West Chesterfield, N.H., to crumble to

Stanway is a writer, artist and musician who has authored more than 15
books of New England history, including Mysteries of Monadnock, The Old
Rindge House, Haunted Hillsborough County, The Victorian, and Mad Ghosts
and Englishmen.

Free Winter Lecture Series: Textiles and Fashion in Early America

Beginning Sunday, January 25, 2 p.m.

Historic Deerfield will present a free winter lecture series,”Textiles and Fashion in Early America” this winter, with lectures on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. in January, February, and March at the Deerfield Community Center, 16 Memorial Street, in Old Deerfield. The lecture series is part of the celebration, “Fashioning a Legacy: The 50th Anniversary of the Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery.”


The first lecture, entitled “Exquisite Selections: Masterpieces from the Historic Deerfield Collection” will be presented on Sunday, January 25. David E. Lazaro, Associate Curator of Textiles for Historic Deerfield, will give an in-depth look at the Helen Geier Flynt Textile Collection, which today numbers some 8,000 objects including clothing, accessories, and domestic textiles, assembled by Historic Deerfield founders Helen Geier Flynt and Henry N. Flynt.

The lecture series continues with “Boarding in Boston: Education, Embroidery and Refinement in the Late Colonial Period,” on Sunday, February 22, presented by Pamela Parmal of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass., and “Patterns of Their Time: Design in Printed Textiles” on Sunday, March 22, presented by Linda Eaton of Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, Del.


The Brattleboro Historical Society has agreed to partner with Vermont Public Television and the Community Council of VPT to bring film premiers and events to Brattleboro.

West River Winter

A two man disaster squad, with ax and rope, has cut through cakes of ice backed up by the West River. Note the off-center hitch enabling horses to follow track rather than navigate heavier snow in center ridge of road.West River Ice

An American Nurse at War

Brattleboro Historical Society presented ‘An American Nurse at War’ – The Story of WWI Red Cross Nurse Marion McCune Rice – on Sunday 9 November 2014. Presented by Steve Hooper with help from Tom Durnford.


A WTSA Radio Tribute to Andy Natowich

Denny Robinson and Bill Holiday pay tribute to Coach Andy Natowich, who died October 30 at the age of 95.

Andy Natowich was a long-time football and baseball coach at Brattleboro Union High School.  He went on to win four state championships in football, including a 1965 championship team that is still widely regarded as the best single football team in state history. He continued as baseball coach until 1974 and remained a stalwart presence in the community throughout his life.

Bill Holiday and Denny Robinson, both members of that famed 1965 state champion football team, recalled their experiences with Coach Natowich in this rare, commercial-free, radio tribute, broadcast on WTSA, Saturday, November 8, 2014.