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 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.
  • Visitors to the museum have been delighted by the quality of our collection.
  • We invite you to visit and explore our museum 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 open for the season on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend).  Meanwhile, please feel free to contact us by E-mail with any inquiries, or submit genealogy requests on the form provided.

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

West River Railroad Museum:  Saturdays and Sundays from Noon – 5:00 PM.  (Also by appointment.)

Admission: Admission is always free to the Museum of The Historical Society of Windham County.

Latest News and Events

  • Thursday, September 13 – The Hurricane of ’38

    Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 Union Hall, Newfane Village A hurricane will never surprise us again. But that’s just what happened to the people of Long Island and New England on September 21, 1938.   Author, Steve Long, chronicles how …Read More »
  • Saturday, August 25 – The Old & New Village of Newfane

    The Historical Society of Windham County joins the Windham Regional Woodlands Association at its annual meeting.  The program will begin at 8:30AM on the Old Newfane Common (top of Newfane Hill Road) with an introduction of the old Village of …Read More »
  • Friday, August 24 – Stories of Days Gone By

    Friday, August 24 — 5:30PM HSWC Annual Meeting, Pot-Luck, and Program 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 …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.