About

Five Community Organizations

Marlboro College, the Brattleboro Literary Festival, the Brattleboro Historical Society, Brooks Memorial Library and Write Action have joined forces to document how this history is embedded in particular places & make it easily accessible for all. Peoples, Places & History of Words in Brattleboro, Vermont (The Brattleboro Words Project) was awarded a multi-year National Endowment for the Humanities matching grant to help connect today’s citizens to the stories behind the places we share—and each other.

Project scholars guide community and classroom-based teams to research the stories and people associated with sites for the Brattleboro Words Trail, a web-based platform & mobile app featuring downloadable maps for audio-enhanced walking, biking & driving tours that catalogue our literary treasures while stimulating wider interest in the Brattleboro area.

This three-year collaboration is meant to strengthen the ability of each institution to carry-out its individual mission while maintaining ongoing community contributions to a living Brattleboro Words Trail website.

National Endowment for Humanities

Our project was awarded a multi-year National Endowment for the Humanities matching grant to help connect today’s citizens to the stories behind the places we share.

Products We’re Creating

Brattleboro Words Trail

Audio Mapping History

Roundtables & Exhibits

Monthly Public Discussions & Events

School Programs

Integrated Curriculum

The Book

Brattleboro: A Print Town