Welcome to the Brattleboro Historical Society

There’s Always Something Happening in History

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Brattleboro Historical Society was founded in 1982 as a non-profit organization by a group of local historians and civic leaders interested in Brattleboro’s past. The Society’s mission is to collect and preserve historical artifacts, documents, photographs, and data of persons, places, and events significant to Brattleboro from its earliest days to the present, and to disseminate Brattleboro’s history through research, exhibits, and interpretation of the collection for the education and enjoyment of the community. Join us!

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News & Notes

There’s Always Something Happening in History

How to Research Your House

How to Research Your House by Lee Ha, BHS Trustee Be aware that unless something quite historical happened in your house, Brattleboro Historical Society most likely won't have specific information regarding your house. But that doesn't mean we can't find out about...

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How to Research Your House

How to Research Your House by Lee Ha, BHS Trustee Be aware that unless something quite historical happened in your house, Brattleboro Historical Society most likely won't have specific information regarding your house. But that doesn't mean we can't find out about...

Snow removal equipment changes over time

Through the Years:Snow RemovalBy WAYNE CARHART In New England when people lived mostly on farms, snow removal was limited to clearing a path from the house to the barn Ñ if the two buildings were not connected by a series of sheds, as they often were. Most of the...

Brattleboro Historical Society: Deadly flu pandemic hit Brattleboro in 1918 Mar 6, 2020

Brattleboro Historical Society: Deadly flu pandemic hit Brattleboro in 1918 Mar 6, 2020

The first Brattleboro death from the flu epidemic occurred on September 30, 1918. The victim was a 36-year-old Fort Dummer Cotton Mill worker named Isidor Bellair. He was a French Canadian immigrant who had moved his family to Brattleboro two years earlier in order to find work at the mill. He was survived by his wife and six small children, the youngest being only 5 months old.

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