HSWC News & Events

Grand Opening of the West River Railroad Museum

Saturday, October 14 — 1:00PM Grand opening of the West River Railroad Museum Newfane Railroad Station, Cemetery Hill Road, Newfane Festivities begin at 1:00:  Ribbon cutting, tours of the Newfane Depot and Water Tank House, J. J. Green re-enactor, food and music. Stay tuned for more details on the events of the new Museum’s opening […]


HSWC 89th Annual Meeting, Pot-Luck, and Storytelling

Friday, August 25 — 5:30PM HSWC Annual Meeting, Pot-Luck, and Storytelling NewBrook Fire Station, Route 30, Newfane 5:30  Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Windham County 6:00  Pot-Luck — Bring a dish to share.  Drinks provided. 7:00  Windham County residents tell stories of days gone by


Sixth Biennial Windham County History Fair

Saturday, August 19 —  9:00 to 4:00 Sixth Biennial Windham County History Fair Historic Newfane Common Route 30, Newfane Step back in time at the sixth biennial Windham County History Fair.  Vintage exhibits of Vermont’s rich heritage by the County’s Historical Societies.  A special exhibit of Windham County artifacts by the Vermont Historical Society. Antique […]


New Old Photographs of Windham County

Wednesday, June 21 — 7:00PM Union Hall, Newfane Village Many of us have enjoyed the old photographs from the Porter Thayer collection over the years, but this will be the first time many of these photographs will be viewed in modern times.  Bill Thayer has loaned the photo committee of the Wardsboro History Group hundreds […]


Third Annual Soup Fest and Silent Auction

Sunday, March 26, 2017 — Doors open at 4:00PM Third Annual Soup Fest and Silent Auction  Location: NewBrook Fire Station, Route 30, Newfane You won’t have to ride the West River Railroad’s “36 Miles of Trouble” to enjoy a variety of soups from Brattleboro to South Londonderry.  Ten restaurants from the station stops along the old […]


Sunday, September 25 at 2:00 Petroglyphs of the Connecticut River

Location: The Brattleboro History Center, Main Street, Brattleboro.   In 2015, underwater explorer and shipwreck diver Annette Spaulding rediscovered one of two petroglyphs that have been submerged in the Connecticut River ever since the creation of the Vernon Dam over 100 years ago.  Spaulding is the first to locate the petroglyphs which were first observed […]


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