Tag: History

Leslie Kinney

I was raised by parents whose faith was very much at the core of their being.  They held leadership roles at church, brought us to church family camp, sent us to church youth camp as teens, encouraged us in social action and service, and wrote religious education curricula for youth and adults.  Their religious education … Continue reading Leslie Kinney

Ruth Lane

What began as my journey to All Souls Church, my husband to be and I were looking for a minister to marry us in 1956.  Eugene’s mother had been a member of the Universalist Church on Canal Street and later attended the Unitarian Universalist Church, known as the Stone Church, on Main Street. Eugene’s sister … Continue reading Ruth Lane

Becky Cameron

My family moved to Brattleboro, Vermont during the summer of 1958.  We attended All Souls Church when we were located downtown.  My memories are mostly about our minister, Rev. Fred Miller and our youth group leader, Charles Butterfield.   We had the best time, a great group of youth, participating in LRY (Liberal Religious Youth), … Continue reading Becky Cameron

Linda Stavely

Linda and Tony Stavely were very active in the early 1970s.  Linda was an expert cook and hosted many fundraising meals at WVMH. If you have a memory about the West Village Meeting House that you would like to share, please tell us about it in the “Reply” section below.  

Ede Thomas

Ede Thomas’s Pathway to All Souls Church I became a Unitarian when I married my husband Tommy in 1953.  We got married in my own church which was Presbyterian. But when we went to the rehearsal the night before the wedding, Tommy objected to the minister’s text.  He said “I can’t get married to that.”  … Continue reading Ede Thomas

Building Named

After almost two years in the new building, the church decided to give their new home a new name. If you have a memory about the West Village Meeting House that you would like to share, please tell us about it in the “Reply” section below.

Linda Hay

I have been coming to All Souls Church since good friends chose to hold their Civil Union here. It was soon after Civil Unions had become legal in Vermont. A joyous celebration, those present included the entire fourth grade class taught by one of the brides and the children’s parents. I was so grateful that … Continue reading Linda Hay

Marie Gorst

My Pathway to All Souls Church Originally I was introduced the Unitarian Church as a child of about 8 to 10 years old when my family chose to visit the Unitarian Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. We didn’t attend for long and our attendance was sporadic but the experience left enough of an impression on me … Continue reading Marie Gorst


The WVMH was designed as a home for all kinds of arts which would draw in the wider public. This purpose has been fulfilled by a great variety of concerts, exhibits, and productions over the years. Subdivisions in this large section are Music, Art Exhibits, and Theater.