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A Maine Central Railroad lantern, refurbished, is part of a new display about the role the railroad played in the industrial development and history of South Windham Village.

 

 

New Acquisitions

 

 

A man who was canoeing on the Presumpscot River found this jug and kept it for many years before bringing it to the Society! None the worse for wear, we have added it to our collection.

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Windham Historical Society

 

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Windham was settled by mostly farmers who came here in the middle of the 1700s. The agricultural lifestyle continued through most of the town’s history until the industrial age. Several wars and many societal changes have created the town we know today which is primarily residential and includes a large commercial center.

 

 

The South Windham Library, originally a storage building for the fire department, was moved to the Historical Society Village Green and will become a museum devoted to South Windham village memorabilia.

 

Windham Historical Society was organized in 1967 for the purpose of preserving the town’s rich historical past and providing opportunities for members of the public to learn about their heritage.

 

The Society owns four museum buildings and recently purchased an abutting village farm including a historic house, barn, outbuildings and fields. Each of our museums was an important center for the development of Windham. These include the first town house (also used as a school), an old grocery/cobbler shop and two small “village” libraries. Future plans including creating a Living History Center on the recently purchased property.

 

The Society is open to the public April through November, Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and sometimes Saturday mornings. Facilities are also open by appointment; call 892-1433, 650-7484 or email info@windhamhistorical.org. We welcome you to visit our displays, tour the museums or spend time doing genealogical or research.

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Village Green becomes a reality!

 

The property the Society acquired in 2010 is transitioning to a Living History Center known as the Village Green! Surveys, soils tests, many meetings with town officials and ideas for a future educational resource – all this has kept your Society busy! It’s exciting and we hope you have a chance visit and learn more!

 

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Views of the future Living History Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windham Historical Society
P.O. Box 1475 • Windham, Maine 04062 • (207) 892-1433 • info@windhamhistorical.org • ©2009 WHS