Saturday, October 22 Tour of the old West River Railroad Take a ride on the West River Railroad! Actually, along the route of the West River Railroad! Glenn Annis will lead this tour of the West River Railroad’s 36-mile route from Brattleboro to South Londonderry, sharing the Railroads history, while seeing first-hand the vestiges of […]
Saturday & Sunday, October 8 – 9 Newfane Heritage Festival Newfane Common Visit our booth at the Newfane Heritage Festival! Photographs, old books, greeting cards on sale, bargain table and much more.
Friday, September 30 Welcome Center Coffee Break Fundraiser Please help our annual fundraiser for the Historical Society’s Museums by donating baked items for the Guilford Welcome Center Coffee Break. Email the Historical Society for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, August 26 — 5:30PM HSWC Annual Meeting, Storytelling Program and refreshments NewBrook Fire Station, Route 30, Newfane 5:30: Annual Meeting: Historical Society of Windham County 6:00 : Story-telling: Roger and Ron Allbee will share the stage and share “Twin Tales”— their stories as twin brothers growing up on the family farm in Brookline. Refreshments […]
Sunday, May 29th – Doors open at 4:00 NewBrook Fire Station, Rte. 30, Newfane. The Sixth Annual Soup Fest and Silent Auction will be held on Sunday, May 29th at the NewBrook Fire Station (Route 30 in Newfane, VT). Note: Seating will be held under the cover of the garage, with all doors open. The […]
West River Railroad Museum, Cemetery Hill Road, Newfane. Ted Lawrence brings us a piece of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus where he was a clown working under the Big Top and living on the railroad. Ted sets up the steamer trunk he used while touring the U.S. in the 1980s, and as he puts […]
The annual meeting of the Historical Society of Windham County will be held at NewBrook Firehouse (Route 30, Newfane) on Friday, August 27. A brief business meeting at 5:30 will be followed by the traditional storytelling program at 6:00. This year’s storytellers will be Dr. Robert Backus of Wardsboro and Dr. Robert Tortolani of Brattleboro. […]
2021 History Fair Schedule of Events Step back in time at the Eighth Biennial Windham County History Fair on Saturday, August 14th from 9:00 to 4:00. Held on Historic Newfane Common (Route 30, Newfane), the Fair is a festival of vintage exhibits, demonstrations and historic tours featuring Windham County’s rich heritage. The Vermont Historical Society, […]
Due to COVID-19, this year’s meeting will not feature the traditional pot-luck and the story telling program as we had originally planned. However, an August annual meeting is a requirement of the Historical Society’s Bylaws, and will take place for the election of officers and the approval of the Society’s annual budget. The Meeting will […]
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