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 County 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.  The West River Railroad Museum is located on Cemetery Hill Road (a short walk from the County Museum.)
  • Visitors to the Museums have been delighted by the quality of our collection.
  • We invite you to visit and explore our museums and see for yourself why it has been described as “…one of the most intriguing small collections in Vermont.”

The County Museum and the West River Railroad Museum will be open for the 2023 season from Saturday, May 27th through Sunday, October 8th.  

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

West River Railroad Museum:  Saturdays and Sundays from Noon – 4:00 PM.  (Also by appointment.)

Admission: Admission is always free to the Museums of The Historical Society of Windham County.  Donations are appreciated.

Please feel free to contact us by E-mail with any inquiries, or submit genealogy requests on the form provided.


Latest News and Events

  • Vermont Samplers Identification

    Friday, July 14 Vermont Samplers ID County Museum, Newfane 10:00 – 12:00 Training for volunteers for the two Vermont Samplers ID days. Contact for information about volunteering.) 1:00 – 4:00 This time is by appointment only and is reserved …Read More »
  • Stories in Stitches

    Thursday, July 13 — 7:00PM Stories in Stitches Union Hall, Newfane Needlework samplers are pieces of fabric that are used to showcase embroidery stitches, patterns, and techniques, often as a way for women to learn and practice their skills. Michele …Read More »
  • The Annual Soup Fest & Silent Auction – Sunday, March 26th

    Sunday, March 26th at 4:00PM NewBrook Fire Station, Rte. 30, Newfane. The 7th Annual Soup Fest and Silent Auction fund raiser will be held on Sunday, March 26th at the NewBrook Fire Station (Route 30 in Newfane, VT). You won’t …Read More »

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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.