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Friday, August 28 – HSWC Annual Meeting

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 […]


NOTE:  Any changes to the Museum’s scheduled events and opening hours due to COVID-19 restrictions will be updated on this website.  Check back here regularly for the most up-to-date information.  


Trunkside Tales with Ted Lawrence

Due to COVID-19, the Trunkside Tales program scheduled for Sunday, June 14th, will be rescheduled at later date. West River Railroad Museum, Cemetery Hill Road, Newfane Ted Lawrence is a gifted storyteller and veteran of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Enjoy witnessing his transformation from Everyday Joe into a genuine bigger-than-life Ringling […]


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Sunday, March 29th Annual Soup Fest & Silent Auction Postponed   In light of the COVID-19 concerns and in the interest of public health, The Historical Society’s Soup Fest and Silent Auction scheduled for Sunday, March 29th is cancelled.  At this time, it is the hope of the Board of Directors to reschedule the Silent […]


Sunday, August 11 — 1:00 The Old Newfane Common

Sunday, August 11 — 1:00 Old Newfane Common, Top of Newfane Hill Road Join us and special guest, Niels Rhinehart, Archaeologist and Board Member of the Vermont Archaeology Society, as we explore the original site of the Shire Town of Newfane where it was first settled on top of Newfane Hill.  The walking tour of […]


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 the hurricane of ’38 transformed New England, bringing about social and ecological changes that can […]