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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.

Harper Lee: West Brattleboro

Harper Lee: West Brattleboro

Governor Aiken & The Putney Mountain Trail: Putney, VT

Governor Aiken & The Putney Mountain Trail: Putney, VT

The West River Railroad Museum: Newfane, VT

The West River Railroad Museum: Newfane, VT

The Holstein Association: Downtown Brattleboro

The Holstein Association: Downtown Brattleboro

Nye Ffarrabas & CX Silver Gallery: West Brattleboro

Nye Ffarrabas & CX Silver Gallery: West Brattleboro

Saul Bellow: Shir Heharim Cemetery, Brattleboro

Saul Bellow: Shir Heharim Cemetery, Brattleboro

Frederick Douglass: Downtown Brattleboro

Frederick Douglass: Downtown Brattleboro

Judge Harlan Fiske Stone: Chesterfield, NH

Judge Harlan Fiske Stone: Chesterfield, NH

Judge James L. Oakes: The Brattleboro Post Office

Judge James L. Oakes: The Brattleboro Post Office

John Irving & Scott Farm: Dummerston, VT

John Irving & Scott Farm: Dummerston, VT

Packer Corners: Guilford, VT

Packer Corners: Guilford, VT

The Stone House Tavern: Chesterfield, NH

The Stone House Tavern: Chesterfield, NH

The Latchis: Downtown Brattleboro

The Latchis: Downtown Brattleboro

Andrew Kopkind and the Kopkind Colony: Guilford, VT

Andrew Kopkind and the Kopkind Colony: Guilford, VT

Everyone’s Books: Downtown Brattleboro

Everyone’s Books: Downtown Brattleboro

Madame Sherri’s Castle Ruins: Chesterfield, NH

Madame Sherri’s Castle Ruins: Chesterfield, NH

The Brattleboro Retreat

The Brattleboro Retreat

John Humphrey Noyes: Putney, VT

John Humphrey Noyes: Putney, VT

Putney Great Meadows (K’tsi Mskodak)

Putney Great Meadows (K’tsi Mskodak)

Retreat Farm & Meadows

Retreat Farm & Meadows

Wantastiquet Mountain

Wantastiquet Mountain

Rudyard Kipling’s Naulakha: Kipling Road, Dummerston

Rudyard Kipling’s Naulakha: Kipling Road, Dummerston

Fort Dummer: Brattleboro

Fort Dummer: Brattleboro

The Petroglyphs at Ktsipôntekw: Bellows Falls

The Petroglyphs at Ktsipôntekw: Bellows Falls

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: West Brattleboro

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: West Brattleboro

The Gipsy Grounds: Cedar Street, Brattleboro

The Gipsy Grounds: Cedar Street, Brattleboro

William Czar Bradley: Westminster

William Czar Bradley: Westminster

Charles Anderson Dana: The Charles Dana Bridge, Hinsdale, NH

Charles Anderson Dana: The Charles Dana Bridge, Hinsdale, NH

Harris Hill: Cedar Street, Brattleboro

Harris Hill: Cedar Street, Brattleboro

World Learning: North Brattleboro

World Learning: North Brattleboro

H.P. Lovecraft: Round Mountain

H.P. Lovecraft: Round Mountain

Clarina Howard Nichols: Townsend and Brattleboro, VT

Clarina Howard Nichols: Townsend and Brattleboro, VT

Royall and Mary Tyler: Downtown Brattleboro

Royall and Mary Tyler: Downtown Brattleboro

Robert Frost: Marlboro College

Robert Frost: Marlboro College

Lucy Terry Prince: Abijah Prince Road, Guilford, VT

Lucy Terry Prince: Abijah Prince Road, Guilford, VT

Captain Thunderbolt and the Round Schoolhouse: Brookline, VT

Captain Thunderbolt and the Round Schoolhouse: Brookline, VT

Moore Free Library & John Kenneth Galbraith: Newfane, VT

Moore Free Library & John Kenneth Galbraith: Newfane, VT

The Rice Family & the Brattleboro Reformer: Chestnut Hill Road

The Rice Family & the Brattleboro Reformer: Chestnut Hill Road

Jacob Estey & The Estey Organ Company: Downtown Brattleboro

Jacob Estey & The Estey Organ Company: Downtown Brattleboro

Wesselhoeft Water Cure: Downtown Brattleboro

Wesselhoeft Water Cure: Downtown Brattleboro

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: 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: Howard Weiss-Tissman / VPR

Lucy Stone & The Old Baptist Church:
Downtown Brattleboro

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: Wikipedia

Marshall Twitchell:
Townshend

Photo Credit: Brattleboro Historical Society

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

Photo Credit: Brattleboro Historical Society

The Mary Shiminski Overpass:
Putney Road, Brattleboro

Photo Credit: The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation

The Book Press:
Putney Road, Brattleboro

Photo Credit: Brattleboro Historical Society

The Civil War Hospital at BUHS:
Fairground Road, Brattleboro

Photo Credit: US Public Domain

William Apess:
Colrain, Massachusetts

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: Lost New England

Larkin Mead & Wells Fountain:
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: Arthur Rothstein / Library of Congress

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

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: Waymarking

Deacon John Holbrook House:
Downtown Brattleboro
Adam Silver

Adam Silver

Alvino E. Fantini, Ph.D

Alvino E. Fantini, Ph.D

Ande Singh

Ande Singh

Clare Morgana Gillis, PhD

Clare Morgana Gillis, PhD

Dan Toomey

Dan Toomey

Deborah Lee Luskin

Deborah Lee Luskin

Dennis Waring

Dennis Waring

Elissa Pine

Elissa Pine

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

John Grayson, PhD

John Grayson, PhD

Joyce Marcel

Joyce Marcel

Lissa Weinmann

Lissa Weinmann

Martin Langeveld

Martin Langeveld

Meg Mott

Meg Mott

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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