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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.

Brattleboro’s Beginnings

Brattleboro’s Beginnings

Intro Abenaki & Fort DummerPrior to the 1700’s, Vermont was home to the Abenaki.  Fort Dummer was built as the first English settlement in Vermont in 1724.  The view of the Connecticut River and Mount Wantastiquet from the former site of Fort DummerThe Fort...

Podcast Episode 305

Podcast Episode 305

Laundry, Chinese Exclusion Act, Female Businesses, Technology, Immigration…this story has it all! The first commercial laundries emerged in the 1840’s with Steam Laundries appearing in the 1870’s…the Custom Laundry (female-owned) began in 1887 and operated until 2010.

Mount Wantastiquet

Mount Wantastiquet

Foremost among Brattleboro’s many striking geographical features is Mount Wantastiquet. Rising some 1300 feet above sea level in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, the mountain looms over downtown Brattleboro from across the Kwenitekw/Connecticut River—a long, lush shoulder...