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Creating the Brattleboro Words Trail Starts Here:

With Carefully Selected Sites 

The Brattleboro Words Trail documents the history of writing and words in our region through community-driven, placed-based research.

Below are a few featured research sites, where community members and local classrooms are coming together to learn and create hands-on public exhibits, performances, roundtable discussions, and podcasts.

Research sites are selected based on the interests of scholars, citizens, and students, with final decisions determined by the Leadership Team. If you have an interest in a literary subject in the broad Brattleboro/Windham County area, please contact us.

Additional Research Sites


Below are other research sites currently slated for production and potential sites that could be developed.
As more become available, we will link and update related pages.

Research sites are selected based on the interests of scholars, citizens, and students, with final decisions determined by the Leadership Team. If you have an interest in a literary subject in the broad Brattleboro/Windham County area, please contact us.

Photo Credit: Peter Simon

The Packer Corners Commune:
Guilford

Photo Credit: Brattleboro Reformer

Naulakha:
Kipling Road

Photo Credit: Reggie Martell

Saul Bellow’s Grave:
Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Brattleboro Historical Society

The Civil War Hospital at BUHS:
Fairground Road, Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Brattleboro Historical Society

The Granite Block:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: The Crosby House

The Crosby House:
Western Avenue, Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Downtown Brattleboro Alliance

The Hooker Dunham Building:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Brattleboro Historical Society

Wantastiquet Mountain:
West Chesterfield, NH

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

The Lewis Grout House:
Western Avenue, Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Tasha Tudor and Family

Tasha Tudor:
Marlboro

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Brattleboro Books:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The Brattleboro Post Office & Court House:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Natural Building Blog

The Helen & Scott Nearing House:
Jamaica

Photo Credit: J. Stephen Conn

The Municipal Center:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Kristopher Radder / Brattleboro Reformer

The Brattleboro Retreat & The Retreat Farm:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Brattleboro Historical Society

Island Park & The New England Center for Circus Arts:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Kopkind Colony

The Kopkind Colony:
Guilford

Photo Credit: The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation

The Book Press:
Putney Road, Brattleboro

Photo Credit: The Latchis Hotel

The Latchis Theater:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Marlboro College

Marlboro College:
Marlboro

Photo Credit: Brattleboro Historical Society

Harmony Hall & E.L. Hildreth Printing:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Brooks Memorial Library

Brooks Memorial Library:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: David Coolbeth

The Common Ground Restaurant & Everyone’s Books:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Brattleboro Reformer

The Jody Williams House & Green Street School:
Putney & Green Street, Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Kenneth Mays

Brigham Young’s Birthplace:
Whitingham

Photo Credit: Syracuse University Library

The John Humphrey Noyes House:
Putney

Photo Credit: Kristopher Radder / Brattleboro Reformer

The River Garden:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Brattleboro Historical Society

The American Building:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Windham College (Now Landmark College):
Putney

Photo Credit: Dennis Gilkenson

The Laura Plantz House:
Putney

Photo Credit: Donald S. Kosterman

Frederic Franklyn Van De Water:
Dummerston

Photo Credit: WCBV-TV

The Book Cellar:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: John P. O’Grady

Frederic Van De Water:
Dummerston

Photo Credit: American Battlefield Trust

Thomas Wentworth Higginson:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Vermont Humanities Council

Frederick Douglass:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Waymarking

Deacon John Holbrook House:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Marshall Twitchell:
Townshend

Photo Credit: Howard Weiss-Tissman / VPR

Lucy Stone & The Old Baptist Church:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Brattleboro Historical Society

The Mary Shiminski Overpass:
Putney Road, Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Lost New England

Larkin Mead & Wells Fountain:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Arthur Rothstein / Library of Congress

Booker T. Washington & The Town Hall Auditorium:
Downtown Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Rich Holschuh

The Putney Great Meadows:
Putney

Photo Credit: Kristopher Radder / Brattleboro Reformer

Bellows Falls Petroglyphs:
Bellows Falls

Photo Credit: The Brattleboro Historical Society

Fort Dummer:
Brattleboro

Photo Credit: US Public Domain

William Apess:
Colrain, Massachusetts
Alvino E. Fantini, Ph.D

Alvino E. Fantini, Ph.D

Dan Toomey

Dan Toomey

Deborah Lee Luskin

Deborah Lee Luskin

Dennis Waring

Dennis Waring

Jen Austin

Jen Austin

Jennifer Kramer

Jennifer Kramer

Jerry Carbone

Jerry Carbone

Jessica Dolan, Ph.D

Jessica Dolan, Ph.D

Jessie Haas

Jessie Haas

Joe Rivers

Joe Rivers

Joyce Marcel

Joyce Marcel

Lissa Weinmann

Lissa Weinmann

Martin Langeveld

Martin Langeveld

Nancy A. Olson

Nancy A. Olson

Reggie Martell

Reggie Martell

Rich Holschuh

Rich Holschuh

Rolf Parker

Rolf Parker

Sandy Rouse

Sandy Rouse

Shanta Lee Gander

Shanta Lee Gander

Stephanie Greene

Stephanie Greene

Steve Hooper

Steve Hooper

Tim Weed

Tim Weed

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