West River Railroad Museum Donations

We are currently soliciting donations to support the new West River Railroad Museum project, to be housed in the newly acquired, historic Newfane Station building, once part of the West River Railroad and one of the few remaining train stations of that era.

Your gift will support:

Phase I: Acquisition of the Newfane Station.

The Newfane Station comprises the old Railroad Depot and water tank built in 1880.  Donations during Phase I will offset the property’s acquisition.

Phase II: Restoration of the Newfane Depot.

Restoration of the Depot will allow for the use of the building as a Museum of West River Railroad, an annex of the Windham County Museum, as well as a village gathering space.

Phase III: Restoration of the Station Tank House.

The Station’s Water Tank House will be the final phase of the property restoration process. It is likely that the Tank House is the only surviving structure of this type in Vermont.

Giving Societies

Station Master Society – $5,000 and up

The Station Master Society recognizes the generosity of corporations, foundations, institutions and individuals that support the Newfane Station acquisition and restoration with cumulative gifts of $5,000 and more.

Mile of Trouble Society – $1,000 per mile

This Society recognizes those who support the Newfane Station effort by adopting a mile (or more) of trouble at $1,000 per mile.

Rusty Spike Society – $100 -$999

The Rusty Spike Society recognizes those who support the Newfane Station effort with gifts of $100$999.

Try Daily Society – up to $100

The Try Daily Society recognizes all donors who support the Station effort with gifts up to $100.


All donations are tax-deductible.
The Historical Society of Windham County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.