Local history buffs gather on the Newfane common in every-other-year tradition

On Saturday, August 17, 2013, Windham County celebrated its past at the Windham County History Fair on Historic Newfane Common.   

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Windham County will celebrate its past with the 4th bi-annual history fair on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 10am – 4pm on the historic Common in Newfane, in front of the County Courthouse. 

 The event will feature exhibits by the Vermont Historical Society, the Historical Society of Windham County, and the Estey Organ Museum, as well as eight historical societies in Windham County, including those from BrattleboroDoverGrafton, Guilford, Jamaica, Putney, Townshend, and Wardsboro. In addition to their exhibits, many of the towns will have their published town histories for sale as well as other historic memorabilia (prints, cards, photographs) of the area.

During the fair, renowned Civil War reenactor Bill McKone will be giving talks as General George Stannard, commander of the 2ndVermont Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg.


Antique professionals will appraise your old treasures at the antique tent for a small donation fee. Shop for handcrafted wares by crafters from the region, including old maps of Vermont. 


Join the walking tours of the Village's historic district highlighting residences and buildings removed early in the 19th Century from the old Town Common on Newfane Hill down to their current location in the Shire Village.  Tours of the Windham County Courthouse with Judge John Wesley and the Old Windham County Jail with Sheriff Keith Clarke will also be offered.


Various demonstrations and presentations will take place throughout the day. Food, raffles, and a demonstration of an Estey Organ, will add to the day's festivities.


The Museum of The Historical Society of Windham County will be open all day with regularly scheduled tours of its extensive collection of Windham County artifacts.


The History Fair is sponsored by The Historical Society of Windham County. It will take place rain or shine.  There is no admission charge.  


For more information, call the Historical Society of Windham County at 802-365-4148 or visit www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org.







  Bring a friend!  Admission is free!



Brattleboro Reformer: History Comes Alive at the Fair 

The Windham County History Fair, 
held on Saturday, August 14, 2010, was a real success.  
The event received an 
Award of Merit by 
League of Local Historical Societies

Brattleboro ReformerWindham Co. History Fair  

The CommonsWindham County celebrates its past at History Fair

Brattleboro Reformer: Thank you letter-to-the-editor 

Click here to read about the Inaugural History Fair.