Jail House Rock!

Saturday, June 8 — 6:00PM Jail House Rock! The Common in front of the County Jail Building VT Route 30, Newfane Village Celebrate the Society’s new History Museum in the 1825 County Jail Building at this outdoor benefit concert with WYLD NIGHTZ BAND! Proceeds from this event will go to the Jail Building’s renovation Matching […]

Windham County History Fair

Saturday, August 10 — 10:00-4:00 Windham County History Fair The Common in Newfane Village VT Route 30 Step back in time at the biennial Windham County History Fair. Vintage exhibits of Vermont’s rich heritage by the County’s Historical Societies, along with a special exhibits by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum and the Vermont Historical […]

8th Annual Soup Fest & Silent Auction

Sunday, March 24th at 4:00PM NewBrook Fire Station, Rte. 30, Newfane The 8th Annual Soup Fest and Silent Auction fund raiser will be held on Sunday, March 24th at the NewBrook Fire Station (Route 30 in Newfane, VT). It will be a great way to shake off the winter blues, support the Historical Society’s Museums, […]

Newfane Heritage Festival

Saturday & Sunday, October 7 – 8 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.

Welcome Center Fundraiser

Friday, September 22 Welcome Center Coffee Break Fundraiser Please help our annual fundraiser to support the Historical Society’s Museums by donating baked items for the Guilford Welcome Center Coffee Break. The Coffee Break is one of our key fundraising events for the year. Please contact Lee Petty (802-380-7409) for details.

Annual Meeting, Pot-Luck and Storytelling Program

Friday, August 25 — 5:30PM HSWC Annual Meeting, Pot-Luck and Storytelling Program NewBrook Fire Station, Route 30, Newfane 5:30: Annual Meeting: Historical Society of Windham County 6:00 : Pot-Luck — Bring a dish to share. Drinks provided. 6:45: Open Mic!  Come share your stories and recollections about the Windham County Jail with your neighbors and […]

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 for individuals and organizations with three or more samplers to be identified, documented and photographed. […]

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 Pagan and Ellen Thompson of the Vermont Sampler Initiative will share the long history behind […]