HSWC News & Events

Thursday, June 18, The View from Table Rock

Date: Thursday, June 18, Time: 7:00 p.m. The View from Table Rock – a film and presentation.  Place:  Williamsville Hall in Williamsville. Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Windham County and the Williamsville Hall Committee. Guided by two antique Bird’s Eye View lithographs depicting Bellows Falls in the 1800s, videographer Lyle Sorensen explores the past and […]


Thursday, April 23: Remembering: Days Gone By Through the Lens of Porter Thayer

Date: Thursday, April 23.  Time: 7:00p.m.  Place: Williamsville Hall, Williamsville. “Remembering: Days Gone By Through the Lens of Porter Thayer” Photographs and oral histories are windows into the past before motion pictures. Newfane resident, orchardist, and photographer Porter Thayer captured local life in Windham County one hundred years ago, and his collection has been well preserved. […]


Wednesday, October 15, 2014 History of the West River Railroad

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Place: NewBrook Fire Station, Route 30, Newfane Time: 6:00 Reception, 6:45: Music by Gene Morrison, 7:00 The History of the West River Railroad by Glenn Annis The Historical Society of Windham County cordially invites you to a reception and celebration of its purchase of the Old Newfane Railroad Station and […]


October 30 – The History of Wildlife in Vermont

Thursday, October 30 at 7:00PM Moore Free Library, West Street, Newfane The History of Wildlife in Vermont Kim Royar, Special Assistant to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Commissioner From early bounties on wolves, mountain lions, and bobcats, to the land clearing resulting from the sheep boom in the early 1800’s, changes in Vermont’s laws and […]


Sept 28 – Special Program with Richard Michelman

Richard Michelman is a Brattleboro native and the co-author of Before Our Time, A Pictorial Memoir of Brattleboro 1830-1930. Raised in Brattleboro, Richard taught social studies in the Brattleboro school system. His interest in history and antiques started as a teenager and became a life-long avocation, attending and working at auctions, performing appraisals and sharing his knowledge as […]