Throughout this Southern Vermont and Southern New Hampshire area, you’ll find abundant opportunities to view, research, and appreciate history and art in collections assembled by town historical societies. From the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center to the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum to the Historical Society in Walpole, New Hampshire, there is no limit to what you can see and do.
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Brattleboro Museum & Art Center -Brattleboro, VT
“The museum is housed in a restored railroad station in the downtown area of Brattleboro. There are frequent changing exhibits by regional and international acclaimed artists, as well as educational programs and events for all ages.”
Estey Organ Museum – Brattleboro, VT
“The museum is located on the site of the original Estey Organ Company in Brattleboro. It celebrates the heritage of the company that made reed, pipe, and electronic organs that were sold locally and worldwide from the late 1800’s to 1950’s.”
Fort#4 at Charleston, NH
“A living history museum located in Charleston on the Connecticut River that is an authentically reconstructed English settlement. It was the most northern fort of the settlements on the river in the time of colonialism. The forts history spans the time of interacting with the native population- mostly Abenaki, to the establishment of homes and businesses to support the families by establishing trading routes, to the fortification and military presence in the Revolutionary War and the French and Indian Wars.”
Naulakha – Dummerston, VT
Naulakha in Dummerston is the home designed and built by Rudyard Kipling in 1892-93. The estate is ideally situated in its naturalistic setting with views of mountains and valleys.
Rockingham Meeting House – Bellows Falls, VT
Built in 1787, and restored in 1907, the Federal meetinghouse in Bellows Falls is the earliest public building in Vermont and is one of the best preserved examples of early architecture in New England.
Springfield Historical Society and Miller Art Center
Located in Springfield, Vermont, the center displays its fine art collection in the majestic Miller mansion. Scientific exhibits provide an understanding of the area’s proud past.
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum – Marlboro, VT
The natural museum in Marlboro has on display one of the largest collection of mounted birds in New England – more than 600 birds, including 3 extinct species, displayed in 100 dioramas. There are live birds of prey, reptiles, and amphibians.
Walpole Historical Society – Walpole, N.H.
Historical artifacts are housed in the 1830 building, which stores an important fabric collection.