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In the early 1800’s France and Great Britain were again at war with one another. The US traded with both countries and found itself drawn into the conflict. Enter John Henry, a spy lately from Vermont, who gets mixed up in the middle of political intrigue...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
In 2015 the historical society received a package in the mail from a family in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. The passing of one generation had caused the next generation to sort through boxes of “Dad’s stuff”. In one of the boxes were Brattleboro-related items that the family decided to donate to our organization. One of the items was William Whipple…
 
In the late 1970’s a section of the south side of Elliot Street was purchased by the town in order to build a small park. The park was part of a larger Elliot Street re-vitalization project that was funded through federal grants secured by the Brattleboro Community Development Office. Here's the story...…
 
Governor Holbrook served as Governor for 2 years during the Civil War. He lived on Walnut Street, used the Brattleboro House for his executive offices and rented space in the American House for official correspondence, (the telegraph office was in the American House). He believed he had a warm, influential relationship with Abraham Lincoln...here's…
 
One hundred and sixty years ago the United States was in a major battle for its soul. The Civil War was a little over a year old and it was clear there would be no easy resolution. In 1861 Brattleboro's Frederick Holbrook was elected Vt. Governor. This begins his story...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
During the 1940's more than 1,000,000 Spalding baseballs were sewn together in Brattleboro. Most of the work was done by women and young people not directly involved in the war effort.द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
The historical society accepts donations of local items of historical significance. These items are catalogued and stored in AB boxes. The AB is short for Artifact Box. This past weekend; while placing a newly donated item into an AB box for medals, pins, jewelry and other small artifacts, we decided to share stories attached to some of the items i…
 
Have you ever played the 1990's game, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? In this edition we play a modified version known as Six Degrees of Fairbanks Moore. Moore was the first English colonizer to settle along the West River in the 1750's and we trace an early 1900's Harness Maker's sign to him in six steps...…
 
In 1869 two days of heavy rain throughout New England caused floods along tributaries of major NE rivers and lakes. Water power was the main source of energy for factories and mills. A great deal of destruction and loss of life resulted from these freshets. This is the story of two families facing the consequences of a natural disaster...…
 
In 1922 Charles Crane was commissioned to produce a series of booklets called, “With Interest”. These little booklets were put out every few months and were chock full of information and photos about Brattleboro and surrounding towns. The topics were diverse and included subjects like schools, railroads and local trees. The booklets were sponsored …
 
Dr. O'Connor played major league baseball for a short time but achieved two distinct statistics that will keep him in the record books for a long time. This is part 1 of a two part story explaining how he lived in Brattleboro for less than a decade but had a lasting impact on the community...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
West Brattleboro’s Arthur H. Goodenough passed away on September 18, 1936. He was a full-time hill farmer and an amateur poet. Upon his passing he left over 3,000 poems. Here's a story about his poems...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
Twenty years ago two high school students, Ben Tucker and Mike Cohen, began the first iteration of the Brattleboro Historical Society website. This recording shares how things have changed for us in the world of social media since then.द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
Tom Finnell was a volunteer assistant of BUHS sports teams for two decades. He represented Brattleboro at many athletic venues around the state and was respected throughout Vermont. Here's his story...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
Next Saturday, August 6, the park east of the railroad station with be transformed into “RiverFest Village”. It will be part of a broad offering of free family-friendly activities that will take place on both sides of the river. The historical society will be there to celebrate the history of the Connecticut River. An overview of the day and a litt…
 
It is golfing season and recently at the Brattleboro Country Club two tournaments were held, the Vermont Amateur and the BCC championship. The local championship has some history, and it is fitting that we take a look back at two premier golfers, Shawn Baker and Hugh Barber...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
In 1949 the Brattleboro Maples semi-pro baseball team won the Northern League pennant. It was a team made up of major league "has-beens" and "never-weres". On the last day of the 70 game season they won the league by a few percentage points over the rival Montpelier team. Here's the story...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
In 1918 the US was dealing with staggering inflation and food shortages as a result of World War I The government recruited school children to grow food during the summer months and women were asked to work on the farms...here's the story...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
A local company adopted the slogan “the Best Seat in the House” to promote its most popular product. The business was named after its founder, C.F. Church. The most popular product of the Church Manufacturing Company was a toilet seat. Here's the story...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
In 1920 a large portion of the Bradley farm north of the West River was purchased by the Windham County Cooperative Milk Producers Association. The Milk Producers Association purchased the 75 acre property and planned to build a milk plant on the sight. The milk plant was a cooperative effort of the dairy farmers in the area. Originally, 115 farmer…
 
In 2020 three middle school activists visited with the Town Manager to discuss the Civil War Soldiers' Monument. In 2022 a corrective bronze tablet will be added to the site to present a more comprehensive representation of those who fought and died for Brattleboro during the Civil War. Here's the story...…
 
Henry and Janet Schroeder moved to Ginseng Hill in West Brattleboro in the 1950’s. He was an accomplished scientific researcher and she was an accomplished sculptor. By happenstance a litter of rats at the Schroeder laboratory would help change the world of science. Here's the story...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
BAMS Local History students read Richard Hamilton's Memorial Day speech he delivered on May 27, 2022. More than 400 students, staff and community members were in attendance.द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
Charles Alvah Smith built over 600 wooden clocks that included wooden internal movements to keep time. In 1944 he was featured in the Saturday Evening Post. He was a self taught artisan who spent much of his life in his woodworking shop on Canal Street...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
Richard Hamilton, World War II veteran, is scheduled to speak during this week's Memorial Day Remembrance at Brattleboro Union High School. BHS Alumni who died while serving during World War I will be honored.द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
In 1936 the Massachusetts State Police reported that the Vernon Dam had burst. Radio stations broadcast the news and phone lines were jammed with frantic callers. Turner's Falls began evacuating the local hospital. Here's the story...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
1900 Valley Fair in Brattleboro...30 year old Jessie Tarbox Beals took photos for the Vermont Phoenix and the Windham County Reformer. The Reformer published her name with the photos and, according to photography historian Alexander Alland, Sr., Beals became the first recognized female photojournalist in the United States. This is the story...…
 
250 years ago the Greenleaf's built a home and business on a road that would become Main Street. At the time there were about 20 families living in Brattleboro. They were the first family to settle on the stretch of the Great River Road that would later become Main Street...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
In 1955 the Clark Farm was purchased in order to secure a spot for the Living Memorial Park. A plan for the development of the 53 acre recreation area off Guilford Street progressed through the year. The Recreation Board stressed the need for a swimming pool as soon as possible, as “the present facility at the West River is unreliable, uneconomical…
 
How does a Russian astronomer name an asteroid after a Brattleboro native? Why is a crater on the far side of the moon named after the same man? Listen to the story of how Edwin B Frost became a leading astrophysicist in the last century...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
St. Michael's Episcopal Church was moved from Main Street and relocated to the corner of Putney Road and Bradley Avenue. A Woolworth's went onto the lot, which was later replaced by a Key Bank. This is the story of the church's beginnings and its move along Main Street...researched by BAMS student Bibi Johnson.…
 
This is Brattleboro High School’s 190th year. The school began in 1831 and was incorporated by the Vermont Legislature in November, 1832. It was originally a private enterprise led by prominent community members John Holbrook and John Dickerman. The establishment of a public high school evolved with time and the changing needs of the community...…
 
Brattleboro High School began 190 years ago...Brattleboro Historical Society began 40 years ago...here's a little bit about both entities and the changing nature of each enterpriseद्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
In the 1930's and 40's "ski trains" and buses traveled to Brattleboro from all over New England to experience the outdoor sports community...snowshoe hikes up Mt. Wantastiquet during a full moon, tobogganing down Round Mountain, ski jumping at Cedar Street and skiing at the Guilford Street ski tow were some of the attractions...…
 
The story begins in 1793 when Lucy Goodell was born in Brattleboro. In 1812, while living in Marlboro, Vt., she married Harrison Blake. Over the next eight years they would produce five children who were born in Brattleboro, Marlboro and Newfane. By 1821 the family moved to Salem, New York, and during their first winter away from home they attempte…
 
January, 1896 local paper quotation, "One of the largest and most elegant parties given in Brattleboro in a long time occurred at the Brooks House Wednesday evening…A company of 125 was present, and many extremely rich and handsome toilets were worn.” Here's the story of Brattleboro toilets...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
Susannah Bradshaw grew up in Brattleboro in the 1820's and 30's. She was African American and her parents arranged for her to attend a boarding school to gain a first-rate education. At the same time, Ona Judge was an African American living in New Hampshire as an escaped slave of the Washington family. Ona Judge had run away from the President's H…
 
8th Grade BAMS students interviewed Tim Arsenault, Zach Young and Mary Linney to learn more about the Hunt House, CCV and the BUHS Costume Loft. Here's the story...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
January 19, 2022...John & Mary Carnahan honored at the Vermont State Capitol by Brattleboro’s 3 State Representatives; Mollie Burke, Emilie Kornheiser, and Tristan Toleno for their decades of service to the local community...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
Mount Snow is located in West Dover, Vermont. Over the years it has had a large impact on the local economy. In this podcast we share the history of its origins and recent Olympic connections.द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
100 years ago the Harris Hill Ski Jump was created. This recording gives context as to what was happening at the time, how the hill came to be, and how it has changed over time.द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
In 1907 Santa rode into town from the north on the back of a Shetland pony. He was headed to EJ Fenton's Department Store at the bottom of Main Street (present location of Twice Upon A Time). Unfortunately, he ran into some trouble...द्वारा Brattleboro Historical Society
 
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