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The Society has a number of items for sale of significance to Windham. One does not need to be a member of the WIndham Historical Society in order to purchase an item. All purchases help to support the Windham Historical Society. Thank you for your support.

 

To order any of the following items, print the order form at the end of the items, complete and send a check for the amount to:  Windham Historical Society, P. O. Box 1475, Windham, ME  04062. All prices include shipping and handling.

 

Windham Historical Society Gift Shop Order Form (PDF, 64 KB)

 

 

A plastic enclosed Key Chain of 9 popular views around Windham.

 

Cost: $6.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

China Plate with gold trim. Commemorating the 250th Celebration

 

Each plate is 11"

 

Cost:  $8.00  (includes shipping)

 

 

The Gunpowder Mills of Maine, by Maurice M. Whitten. copywright 1990

 

This is a 324 page hardcover book, with one chapter devoted to the Gorham-Windham Powder Mills. The book is a comprehensive treatment of the gunpowder industry from its beginning shortly after Maine became a state until its end in the early twentieth century. The book measures 9 1/4" X 6 1/4".

 

Cost: $20.95 (includes shipping)

 

 

Windham 1976, a Bicentennial Edition.

 

This 107 page, ( 81/2" X 5 1/2") softcover booklet was published in 1976 to commemorate the Town's observance of the American Revolution Bicentennial.

 

The booklet has many pictures of Windham scenes plus descriptive accounts of activities going on during 1976. Included are a list of 1976 High School Seniors, Town Government Officials, and many historical activities.

 

Cost: $5.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

Settling In New Marblehead, Windham, Maine  1738 - 1806
 

A 49 page (9" X 6") soft cover booklet, written by Robert M. Chute, a descendant of one of the original settlers of Maine, Thomas and Mary Curtice Chute.

 

The booklet provides a brief synopsis of many of the town's earliest settlers. A very informative and interesting account of early life in Windham.

 

Cost: $18.29 (includes shipping)

 

 

A Historical Address by Thomas Laurens Smith

 

A soft cover booklet of 33 pages in length, 11" X 8 1/2", was reprinted by the Windham Historical Society in 1992.

 

As can be expected, the speech covers many

interesting aspects of life in Windham in the 1700's. The Appendix itemizes 19 specific items that Mr. Smith considered significant.

 

Cost: $9.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

Images of America–Windham

 

Compiled by long time Windham resident and history enthusiast, Edith Bell and published in 1996, this is a 127 page soft cover booklet.
It measures 9 1/4" X 6 1/2".

 

The book focuses on the homes, businesses, and people who have made Windham what it is today. Many, many pictures of "old Windham" are included with a description of each location.

 

Cost: $20.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

An Historical Poem About
Windham, Maine

 

Written by Phoebe Dole and produced by the Windham Historical Society to honor Maine's Sesquicentennial Celebration — 1970. It measures 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" and is printed on "parchment" type paper.

 

This poem was read at the dedication of a monument marking the spot where Chief Polin of the hostile tribe of Rockameecooks was shot on May 14, 1756.

 

Cost: $5.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

Windham in the Past by
Samuel Thomas Dole

 

This 611 page hardcover book (11" X 81/2") is probably the most definitive description of life in Windham ever written. 

 

Reprinted in 1974 by the Windham Historical Society, this book is used as a guide and reference to historians of the town.

 

Cost: $30.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

Windham...a pictorial history from 1737...

 

A softcover booklet of 70 pages (11" X 8 1/2"), contains many very old photographs and pictures of Windham. This booklet would make a great companion to the Images of America-Windham, by Edith Bell.

 

Cost: $12.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

2009 Calendar—Windham Neighborhoods

 

A compilation of photos from around Windham featuring the different areas of the town, such as South Windham Village, Newhall, Windham Center, Windham Hill, East Windham, Windham Schools, North Windham, and Morrell's Corner-Foster's Corner-The Rotary. The Calendar is 11" X 8 1/2".

 

Cost: $14.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

Commemorative Coins

 

These coins were minted in observance of the 250th Anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Windham in 1737.

 

Cost:

Silver Coin—$29.00 (includes shipping)

Pewter Coin—$19.00 (includes shipping)

Brass Coin—$14.00 (includes shipping)

All Three Coins—$54.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

Cup Plate

 

Cup plates were widely used in the 18th and early 19th Century. Hot tea was served in handleless cups and poured into saucers to cool. Tea was drunk from the saucer while the cup was placed on a cup plate to protect the table. The plate measures 3 inches across.

 

Available in Blue, Clear and Amethyst

 

Cost:
Blue or Amethyst: $9.00 (includes shipping)
Clear: $7.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

Note Cards with Envelopes

 

Pen and Ink drawing of Babbs Bridge on
8 1/2" X 5 1/2" parchment colored paper

 

Cost: 4/$6.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

Map of Windham—1920-1946

 

The Society has several different maps of Windham in different sizes. The one shown here (8 1/2" X 11") was done by P. Kennard in 2005. It is of N.Windham, once ironically called "Poverty Flats" and reflects the period between 1920 and 1946. Each residence is identified with the name of the owner according to the memories of Pete Philpot, Stephen Manchester and Phil Kennard.

 

Cost: $5.00 (includes shipping)

 

Also available: 1857 map of Windham, suitable for framing, showing every house, store, shoe maker, cemetery and more. Picture not available;

 

Cost: $20.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

Annual Reports of the Town of Windham

 

The Society has a number of Town Reports for most years since 1900. Although all are readable, they are all used and show signs of wear. Please contact the Society to determine if we have the report for the year you wish to order.

 

Cost: $5.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

Windham Coverlets

 

Each Coverlet measures 4' X 6', is made from 100% cotton and washable. Available in either Blue, Green or Cranberry drawings.

 

Pictures on the Coverlet include:

  • Old Town House, 1833

  • Old Province Fort, 1744

  • Windham High School, 1910

  • Friend's Meeting House, 1849

  • Parson Smith House, 1764

  • Old Woolin Mills, S. Windham, 1891

  • Boody's Store, N. Windham, c 1876

  • S. WIndham Library, Old Hose House, 1933

  • Babb's Bridge, Oldest Covered Bridge in Maine, 1843

Cost: $43.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

Windham Historical Society Gift Shop Order Form (PDF, 64 KB)

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