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Activities

 

Ongoing activities include:

 

  • Locating and restoration of signs posted at various historic sites in 1937

  • Ongoing inventory and update of histories of old houses and buildings

  • Maintenance and update of cemetery records

  • Outreach to schools including history tours provided all third grade classes each year

  • Newsletters to all members and other historical societies

  • Workshops on a variety of subjects including crafts, herbs, genealogy and preservation

  • Regular public programs on topics of historical interest

  • Maintenance of three historic structures and planning for future

  • Research for public and municipalities

  • Participation in community events

Tool Collection

 

When this collection of tools was donated to the Society, donor Glenn Libby had to identify most of them! Dozens of implements used for everything from woodworking to shoemaking (and every task in between) are on display at the Old Grocery Museum. Another display showing more old tools is of interest to visitors at the Society headquarters. Collecting and identifying tools and other old items is part of the ongoing activity at the Society.

Wall of Honor

 

The Society maintains an ongoing “Wall of Honor” featuring photos and brief biographies of military men and women from Windham, for all wars.

History in the Schools

 

The Society anticipates visiting all 3rd grade classrooms this school year, each following up with a 3 hour school bus history tour of the town, led by member and retired teacher, Walter Lunt.

Christmas

 

The annual Old Fashioned Christmas Fair is the result of months of work at home and in a group at the Society. Several members and friends of the Society create unique items for home décor and use and display them in the headquarters and museum room, as the old building is transformed into a wonderland for the holidays. The event is much anticipated and shoppers enjoy music, creative displays and visiting with Society personnel in old-fashioned garb!

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