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There’s Always Something Happening in History

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Telling The story

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
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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Feature Exhibits

Fort Dummer

Fort Dummer

JESSICA DOLAN FROM FORT DUMMER PODCAST One of the historical sites in Brattleboro that is a key site for Indigenous history, and the history of competition between England and France to settle North America, is Fort Dummer. The history of Fort Dummer takes us into the...

Oral History Project: Peter Gould

Oral History Project: Peter Gould

Oral history project: the vietnam war eraPeter GouldIn 1969 Peter Gould was, "tired of the Vietnam War, [and] angry at my county," as he fled the disconsolate urban chaos in search of an alternative. He found it in at Packer Corners, in Guilford, Vermont and spent the...

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