Saturday, October 14 — 12:00PM Grand opening of the West River Railroad Museum Newfane Railroad Station, Cemetery Hill Road, Newfane Festivities begin at 12:00: Ribbon cutting, tours of the Newfane Depot and Water Tank House, telegraph demonstrations, food, music. Stay tuned for more details on the events of the new Museum’s opening day!
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: Alan and Everett Bills of Wardsboro, Bill Toomey […]
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 on Saturday, August 19th from 9:00 to 4:00. Held on the Historic Newfane Common (Route 30, Newfane), the Fair is a festival of vintage exhibits, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Location: Guilford Welcome Center Please help our annual fund raiser for the Historical Society’s County Museum by donating baked items for the Welcome Center Coffee Break. Call the Historical Society (365-4148) for details.
All are welcome to an evening of great food and great stories. Location: 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 Program of Story-telling. Four residents of Windham County will share their stories of “days gone by” […]
Location: Townshend Town Hall, Route 30. Over the years there have been many farms and businesses that bottled fluid milk for consumers in Windham County and beyond. Neil Pelsue, a former UVM milk marketing economist, will use some of the milk bottles from his collection to tell where and how some of these bottlers served […]
Sponsored by the West River Valley American Legion Post #16 & Auxiliary, the Parade steps off at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Memorial Day ceremony on Newfane Common in front of the County Court House. In addition to the annual Memorial Day ceremony, the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Civil War Monument will […]