Welcome to the
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome you to visit our displays, tour the museums or spend time doing genealogical or research.