Learn a little history at fair in Newfane
NEWFANE- The seventh biennial Windham County History Fair will be held on Saturday, August 10, from 9 am to 4 pm, at the historic Newfane Common. The fair is a festival of vintage exhibits, demonstrations, and historic tours featuring Windham County’s rich heritage. The Vermont Archaeological Society, the Vermont Historical Society, the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, and the Vermont State Archives will join many of Windham County’s historical societies with special exhibits for all ages.
Learn how to research your family’s roots at Jerry Carbone’s genealogy presentation. Chester Bookworm invites attendees of the bookbinding and restoration presentation to bring old books for a free professional evaluation. The West River Railroad Museum will feature the lost art of telegraph operating. A presentation and exhibit of old maps of Vermont will offer copies available for purchase.
The Honorable Justice Carroll will present an insider’s 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. Flintknapping, fire making, Native American pottery, carding, spinning, and quilting demonstrations will take place throughout the day. 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, a bargain table, and raffles.
Admission is free. For more information contact email@example.com or visit www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org.