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Brattleboro, Vermont



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Brattleboro is a town in Windham County, Vermont, located in the southeast corner of the state, along the state line with New Hampshire. The population was 12,005 at the 2000 census. It is situated along the Connecticut River, at the mouth of the West River.

Brattleboro, being the first major town over the Vermont border on Interstate 91, offers a mix of a rural atmosphere and urban amenities such as a large number of hotels. Brattleboro is a host to a number of art galleries and stores.

In 2007, Brattleboro passed the Fairtrade town resolution, clearing the way to become the second Fairtrade certified town in the nation, joining Media, Pennsylvania.

Brattleboro has a thriving arts community. The town is listed in John Villani's book The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America, in which it ranks number nine among towns with a population of 30,000 or under.

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The Retreat Farm - Brattleboro, VT
Brattleboro, VT - Part of the Windham Foundation, The Retreat Farm is an historical site and a recreation center encompassing 475 acres. A petting zoo is open seasonally. Home to one of the five trail heads for the nine-mile Retreat Trail recreation network. Trails are open year-round. Pets welcome on leashes. Also on the farm, Grafton Village Cheese Company cheese making facility and retail shop.
Dutton Verry Farm and Farm Stands
West Brattleboro, VT - Route 9 West - Open seasonally - from May to late December. The stand in W. Brattleboro is the smallest of our three locations. Vermont grown fruits and vegetables, cider, maple syrup, baked goods, fudge and other Vermont products. Our Manchester and Newfane locations are open year round for your convenience.
Grafton Village Cheese - A Vermont Tradition Since 1892 - Grafton, Vermont
Grafton, VT - Grafton Village Cheese began as The Grafton Cooperative Cheese Company in 1892. A fire destroyed the original factory in 1912, but the Windham Foundation, in the mid-1960s, restored the company and many buildings throughout the town of Grafton. Open Daily 10am - 6pm (Fridays til 8pm). 400 Linden Street (Route 30)
 

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Quick Facts About Brattleboro

County: Windham
Lat / Long: 42.86 N / 72.56 W
Zip Code(s): 05301, 05302, 05303, 05304
Chartered: 1753
Population (2010): 7,414
Elevation: 240 feet
Land Area: 9.53 miles
 
Town Clerk: 802-251-8157
Major Hospitals: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
Nearest Airports: Keene Dillant Hopkins Airport (20 miles E)
Amtrak Stations: Brattleboro Station
 
Colleges/Universities:
School for International Training (World Learning, Inc), Marlboro College Graduate School, a branch of the Community College of Vermont. Nearby: Marlboro College (12.6 miles W)
 
Annual Events: The Winter Carnival in February, Harris Hill Ski Jump competition in February, Women's Film Festival in March, Easter Egg Hunt in April (for residents only), Maple Open House Weekend in March, River Gallery School benefit auction in March, Taste of the Town in May, Brattleboro Free Folk Festival in May, Strolling of the Heifers in June, Brattleboro Fest music festival in mid-June, Vermont Theater Company's Shakespeare-in-the-Park in June & July, Brattleboro Animation Festival on the first Friday in July, Brattleboro Literary Festival in September, World Solstice Celebration in December.
 

Brattleboro Arts: On the first Friday of every month, an event known as the Gallery Walk is held, in which galleries, artists, and arts organizations open their doors to the public to display new work or hold performances. Included in the organizations that participate are the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, the In-Sight Photography Project, River Gallery School, Through the Music, and the Windham Art Gallery.

Other notable arts organizations in Brattleboro include the Brattleboro Music Center, the Vermont Theatre Company, the New England Youth Theater, the Brattleboro Women's Chorus, the Brattleboro School of Dance, Luminz Studio dance and performing arts center, and the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA).

Birthplace of: Sam Amidon (born 1981), folk artist; Peter Shumlin (born 1956), 81st governor of Vermont; Brad Baker (born 1980), minor league baseball player; Chris Duffy (born 1980), major league baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates); James Galanes (born 1956), Olympic cross-country skier; Ernie Johnson (1924-2011), pitcher for the Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves & Baltimore Orioles; Bill Koch (born 1955), Olympic ski racer (silver & bronze medalist); Joe Shield (born 1962), quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.
 

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 11: Southern Vermont | Dummerston (2.2 miles NW) | New Hampshire (0.5 mile E) | Vernon (2.5 miles SE) | Guilford (2.6 miles SW) | Marlboro (2.9 miles W)

Vermont Events in October


Upcoming Summer Exhibits 6/24/16 - 10/23/16

Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns- June 24 - October 23, 2016 This exhibit delves into our relationship with guns and explores the influence they have on visual artists. The Stilled Passage: Photographs of Un-Restored Ellis Island- June 24 - August 29, 2016 Through his photographs of un-restored buildings on Ellis Island, ruins of a not-so-distant past, Philip J. Calabria grants viewers passage to a bygone era. Chaos and Light: Jamie Young- June 24 - October 23, 2016 With dense fields of swooping brushstrokes and glancing lines, Jamie Young articulates abundant, tumultuous, encroaching vegetation. Union Station: Gateway to the World- June 24 - October 23, 2016 Images and stories of Brattleboro’s Union Station, home of BMAC, on the 100th anniversary of its opening. House/Home, A Work in Progress- September 2 - October 23, 2016 John Willis’ photographs of houses and homes in Native American communities shine a harsh light on income equality in our country.


Fall Circus Classes for ALL AGES and ALL LEVELS! 9/6/16 - 12/10/16

Acrobatics, Trapeze, Flexibility, Inversions, Circus Fitness and so much more this fall at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT! Whether you've never tried circus arts before or want to try trapeze or juggling for the first time, we have everything from Circus Fitness and Flexibility classes for teens and adults to classes for tots and tumbling and trapeze for youngsters. Our Fall Session begins September 6, and ends on December 10, 2016 with a break during the week of Thanksgiving. Cost per sessions vary per class. Visit our website to learn more www.necenterforcircusarts.org Registration begins in August.


NECCA's Flying Trapeze Student Show 10/2/16 - 10/2/16

Come see the students from New England Center for Circus Arts outdoor trapeze program perform the amazing tricks they have been working on all season! You will be amazed and inspired. This show is free, so bring all of your family and friends! Any questions, email flying@necenterforcircusarts.org. Raindate: Oct 11.


Panel Discussion: Guns in Our Community 10/6/16 - 10/6/16

Ann Braden of Gun Sense VT, Clai Lasher-Sommers of Everytown for Gun Safety, Game Warden and Vermont Hunter Safety Instructor Kelly Price, and a representative of the Brattleboro Police Department share their perspectives on guns in our community.


Artist Talk: Kyle Cassidy 10/20/16 - 10/20/16

In a talk entitled “One Sixtieth of a Second of Truth,” Kyle Cassidy discusses his 2007 cross-country odyssey, during which he photographed gun owners in their homes and asked them why they own guns. The result of his journey was the coffee-table book, Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes, selections from which are included in the exhibit Up in Arms.


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