Windham County History Tour

Windham County History Tour

Visit all of the historical societies of Windham County. Our suggested tour begins here in Newfane and takes you on older roads, along rivers, through valleys, and in and out of the Green Mountains.

The Tour Map

Windham County History Map
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1. Newfane

2. Dummerston

3. Putney

4. Westminster

5. Bellows Falls

6. Rockingham Library

7. Rockingham Meeting House

8. Saxton’s River

9. Grafton





14.West Dover




18.Estey Organ Museum



21.West Halifax


23. Brookline


Guide To Windham County Historical Societies

1. Historical Society of Windham County

Museum, Route 30, Main Street, Newfane, VT

Mailing Address: PO Box 246, Newfane, VT 05345



Phone: (802) 365-4148

Contact: Elizabeth McCollum, Curator

Hours for the County Museum: Memorial Day Weekend through mid October: Saturday and Sunday, 12:00PM – 5:00PM. Not accessible to the disabled. Admission free. Hours for the West River Railroad Museum: Saturday and Sunday, 12:00PM – 4:00PM. Accessible to the disabled.

2. Dummerston Historical Society

Dummerston Center, VT

Mailing Address: PO Box 8064, North Brattleboro, VT 05304

Phone: (802) 257-0674

Contact: Gail Sorenson, President, 802-254-9311. Visitors by appointment.

3. Putney Historical Society

Museum in Town Hall, Route 5, Putney, VT

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 260, Putney, VT 05346


Phone: (802) 387-4411

Contact: Ruth Barton, President,, or Barbara Taylor,

4. Westminster Historical Society

Museum in Town Hall, 3651 US Rte 5, Westminster, VT

Mailing Address: PO Box 2, Westminster, VT 05158


Phone: (802) 387-5778

Contact: Pat and Bob Haas, Trustees

Hours and Admission: July – 1st Sunday in September: Sundays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

5. Bellows Falls Historical Society

Mailing Address: PO Box 176, Bellows Falls, VT 05101

Museums: 31 Westminster St. and 20 Mill Street.

Web Site:

Contact: Catherine Bergman, President

Hours and Admissions: Museum 31 Westminster St: Memorial Day – Columbus Day: Saturdays 1pm-3pm Grist Mill (20 Mill Street) Saturday 11am – 3pm

6. Rockingham Library Historical Collection

Address: 65 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101

Phone: (802) 463-4270

Hours: Monday – Wednesday 10:00 – 7:00, Thursday & Friday 10:00-5:30, Saturday 10:00-2:00

7. Rockingham Meeting House Association

Old Rockingham Meeting House, Meeting House Road, off Vt Rt 103, Rockingham, VT

Mailing Address:  Historic Preservation Commission Coordinator, Town of Rockingham, P.O. Box 370, Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101.

John Leppman, President, Meeting House Association, 20 Thwing Lane, Bellows Falls, VT 05101


Phone: 802.463.3964 ext. 1112

Hours and Admission: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through Indigenous Peoples’ weekend

8. Saxtons River Historical Society

Museum, Main Street, Saxtons River, VT

Mailing Address: PO Box 18, Saxtons River, VT 05154


Phone: (802) 869-2566

Contact: Louise Luring, President

Hours and Admission: Summer: Sundays, 2:00 – 4:30 pm, or by appointment.

9. Grafton Historical Society

Grafton History Museum, Main Street, Grafton, VT

Mailing Address: PO Box 202, Grafton, VT 05146



Phone: (802) 843-2584

Hours and Admission: Memorial Day – Columbus Day: Thursday – Monday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Daily during foliage season, or by appointment.

10. Londonderry Historical Society

Custer-Sharp House, Middletown Road off Rte 11, Londonderry, VT


Phone: (802) 824-3850

Contact: Sally Ogden, Vice President

Hours and Admission: July – August: Sat. 10:00 am – noon and by appointment

11. Jamaica Historical Foundation

Jamaica, VT

Mailing Address: 3417 VT Rte 30, Jamaica VT 05343

Email: or

Phone: (802) 874-4974

Contact: Karen Ameden, President

12. Townshend Historical Society

Townshend, VT

Mailing Address: PO Box 202, Townshend, VT 05353


Phone: (802) 365-4400

Contact: Robert DuGrenier, President. Visitors by appointment.

13. Wardsboro History Group Ltd.

Mailing Address: PO Box 33, Wardsboro, VT 05355


Phone: (802) 896-6603

Contact: Janice Hull, President

14. Dover Historical Society

1820 Harris House, 63 Copper Hill, West Dover Village, Dover, VT

Mailing Address: PO Box 128, East Dover, VT 05341

Phone: (802) 348-6849

Contact: Patti Buck, Secretary

Hours and Admission: July – September: Saturday, noon – 4:00 pm, or by appointment. Main museum area (1st floor) is accessible to the disabled.

15. Historical Society of Wilmington

Barber House Museum, 5 Lisle Hill, Wilmington, VT

Mailing Address: PO Box 1751, Wilmington, VT 05363



Phone: (802) 464-3004

Contact: Julie Moore, President

Hours of operation: Open Saturdays starting July 4th weekend through Labor Day weekend from 1:00 – 3:00.

16. Marlboro Historical Society

Ephraim Holland Newton House, 364 South Road, Marlboro, VT

Mailing Address: PO Box 109, Marlboro, VT 05344

Website: Marlboro Historical Society

Phone: (802) 258-2568

Contact: Forrest Holzafel, President at

Hours and Admission: July and August, Saturday, 2:00 – 5:00 pm or by appointment. Free. Memberships help defer publicity costs, as well as building and collection maintenance.

17. Brattleboro Historical Society, Inc.

Municipal Building, 230 Main Street, 3rd floor, Brattleboro, VT

Mailing Address: 230 Main Street, Suite 301, Brattleboro, VT 05301



Phone: (802) 258-4957

Hours: Municipal Center History Room – 230 Main Street, 3rd floor, Thursday, 1-4 PM, Saturday, 10-Noon. Other hours by appointment

Hours: History Center – 196 Main Street, Brattleboro Thursday, 2-4 PM, Friday, 2-4 PM, Saturday, 11-3 PM, Gallery Walk, 5-8

18. Estey Organ Museum

Address: 108 Birge Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301



Telephone: 802-246-8366 (This number is answered when the museum is open and forwarded other times.)

Hours: Saturday and Sunday afternoons 2:00 – 4:00, mid May to mid October. It is also open by appointment, and visits can be arranged upon request.

19. Vernon Historians

One-room Schoolhouse, 4201 Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon, VT

1860 Pond Road Chapel, 634 Pond Road, Vernon, VT

Mailing Address: 567 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon, VT 05354


Phone: (802) 257-8010

Contact: Barbara Moseley, Historian

Hours and Admission: Museum: June – September: Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, or by appointment. Donations welcomed.

20. Guilford Historical Society

1822 Town Hall, Guilford Center Road, Guilford Center, VT

Mailing Address: 236 School Road, Guilford VT 05301

Phone: 802 257-7307



Hours and Admission: Memorial Day – Columbus Day: Tuesday and Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, or by appointment. Free. Donations appreciated. Accessible to the disabled.

21. Halifax Historical Society

Museum in Center of Village next to Fire Department, West Halifax, VT

Mailing Address: PO Box 94, West Halifax. VT 05358



Phone; (802) 368-7164

Contact: Doug Parkhurst, President

Hours and Admission: Contact for summer hours or appointment. Free. Partially accessible to the disabled.

22. Whitingham Historical Society

Green Mountain Hall, Stimpson Hall Road, Whitingham, VT

Mailing Address: PO Box 125, Whitingham, VT 05342


Phone: (802) 368-2448 or (802) 368-2376

23. Brookline Historical Society

Round School House, Grassy Brook Road, Brookline, Vermont  05345

Phone: 802 365-4164


Hours:  Call for Appointment

Contact: Stella Stevens, President

Hours and Admission: End of May – mid-October: Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, or by appointment. Accessible to the disabled.