Fair takes a step back in time
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Windham County History Fair  held a musket demonstration.
Windham County History Fair held a musket demonstration.
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NEWFANE- Step back in time at the sixth biennial Windham County History Fair on Saturday, August 19, from 9 am to 4 pm. Held on the historic Newfane Common, 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 and the Vermont Historical Society, along with exhibits by many of Windham County’s historical societies, will feature pre-European and 18th, 19th, and early 20th century life in Windham County.

Learn how to research a family’s roots at the genealogy presentation. Bring attic treasures for professional antique appraisals. Bookbinding and restoration presentations will include any old books brought for a free professional evaluation. The story of the Salmon Hole Massacre, told by reenactor Rob Rowell, will include musket firing demonstrations. Colonial cooking, carding and spinning, quilting, woodworking, and dowsing demonstrations will take place throughout the day. Dave Allen will present old maps of Vermont. Judge John Wesley will take visitors on a tour of the county courthouse. Tours of the county jail, the historic village of Newfane, and the old Newfane cemetery on Cemetery Hill are also scheduled. The day will also include antique cars including the Vermont State Police cruiser “Old Monty,” antique tractors, fire engines, as well as crafters, a bargain table, raffles, and food by NewBrook Auxiliary.

Admission is free. Questions? Contact info@historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org. For a schedule visit www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org.
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