Discover the History of Windham County, Vermont


Thank you for visiting the web site of the Historical Society of Windham County in Newfane, VT.

  • The museum is located on the main street (Route 30) in Newfane, one of the most beautiful villages in Vermont and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Visitors to the museum have been delighted by the quality of our collection.
  • We invite you to visit and explore our museum and see for yourself why it has been described as “…one of the most intriguing small collections in Vermont.”

The Museum will be open for the season from Saturday, May 30, through Sunday, October 11, 2015. (Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend).  Meanwhile, please feel free to contact us by E-mail with any inquiries, or submit genealogy requests on the form provided.

Museum hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from Noon – 5:00 PM. (Also by appointment.)

Admission: Admission is always free to the Museum of The Historical Society of Windham County.

Latest News and Events

  • Windham County History Fair!

    Saturday, August 22, 9:00 to 4:00 Fifth Biennial Windham County History Fair Historic Newfane Common Route 30, Newfane Step back in time at the fifth biennial Windham County History Fair. Vintage exhibits of Vermont’s rich heritage by the County’s Historical …Read More »
  • Thursday, June 18, The View from Table Rock

    Date: Thursday, June 18, Time: 7:00 p.m. The View from Table Rock – a film and presentation.  Place:  Williamsville Hall in Williamsville. Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Windham County and the Williamsville Hall Committee. Guided by two antique Bird’s Eye …Read More »
  • Thursday, April 23: Remembering: Days Gone By Through the Lens of Porter Thayer

    Date: Thursday, April 23.  Time: 7:00p.m.  Place: Williamsville Hall, Williamsville. “Remembering: Days Gone By Through the Lens of Porter Thayer” Photographs and oral histories are windows into the past before motion pictures. Newfane resident, orchardist, and photographer Porter Thayer captured local …Read More »

Become a Member…

Become a member of the Historical Society of Windham County to support local history. Your membership includes a subscription to our newsletter, free admission to our Summer Programs, and more. Join today.