Fair is a festival of period exhibitions and historical tours | Community-News



NEWFANE – Step back in time at the Eighth Biennial Windham County History Fair on Saturday, August 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held on Historic Newfane Common (Route 30), the fair is a festival of period exhibits, demonstrations and historical tours showcasing the rich heritage of County Windham. The Vermont Historical Society, Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, Vermont State Archives, and Vermont State Police will join many of Windham County historical societies with special exhibits for all ages.

“Vermont Wildlife with a Historic Touch,” presented by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, will feature live “Animal Ambassadors”; A display and exhibit of Old Maps of Vermont will offer copies available for purchase; Learn how to trace your family roots during the Whetstone Brook Genealogy Presentation; The Chester Bookworm Binding and Restoration presentations invite you to bring your old books for a free professional appraisal; Demonstrations at the West River Railroad Museum will showcase the lost art of telegraph operation. The Honorable Justice Durkin will present a tour of the Windham County Courthouse. Tours of the County Jail, the historic village of Newfane, as well as Charles Marchant’s visit to the old Newfane cemetery on Cemetery Hill are also planned. Flint-cutting, fire-making, fiber art, maple grove and quilting demonstrations will take place throughout the day. The day will also feature vintage cars and trucks, including the Vermont State Police Cruiser “Old Monty”. There will also be artisans, a bargain table, raffles and food.

Free entry. Questions? Contact: [email protected] For an updated calendar of events, see the Historical Society website: www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org.

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