Saturday, August 10 — 9:00 – 4:00 Seventh Biennial Windham County History Fair

COME ONE, COME ALL!    TO THE WINDHAM COUNTY HISTORY FAIR!

On the Historic Newfane Common, Route 30, Newfane

Step back in time at the Seventh Biennial Windham County History Fair on Saturday, August 10th from 9:00 to 4:00.  Held on Historic Newfane Common (Route 30, Newfane), the Fair is a festival of vintage exhibits, demonstrations and historic tours featuring Windham County’s rich heritage.  Special exhibits by the Vermont Archaeology Society, the Vermont Historical Society, the Vermont State Archives, the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum along with exhibits by many of Windham County’s Historical Societies.

Learn how to research your family’s roots at the Genealogy presentation. Bookbinding and Restoration presentations invite you to bring your old books for a free professional evaluation. Telegraph operating presentations will be at the West River Railroad Museum. A presentation and exhibit of Old Maps of Vermont will offer copies available for purchase. Flintknapping, fire making, carding, spinning, and quilting demonstrations will take place throughout the day.    The Honorable Justice Carroll will present a tour of the Windham County Courthouse.  Tours of the County Jail, the historic Village of Newfane, as well as a tour of the old Newfane Cemetery on Cemetery Hill are also scheduled.  The day will also feature Antique Cars including the Vermont State Police cruiser “Old Monty,” Antique Tractors, Fire Engines, Farm Animals, as well as Crafters, Bargain table, and Raffles.  Food by NewBrook Auxiliary.  Admission is Free.  Crafters and demonstrators interested in participating at the County Fair should contact: info@historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org.