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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

Sunday, June 14th— 2:00PM 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 Clown.  Ted sets up the steamer trunk he used while touring the US in […]


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 […]


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 Newfane and a tour of its monuments (Laura Wallingford-Bacon), followed by County Forester Bill Guenther’s […]