The Future Living History Center

Society expansion: October House LLC

In November 2010, the Society formed a separate corporation called October House LLC and with the generous help of members and friends providing the down payment, purchased one of the historic homes in Windham Center. The Reeves family had lived here for several generations and the home, barn, workshop and shed – and more than two acres of fields – abuts the back of the Historical Society.

Plans include building a display barn and a handicap accessible addition to the headquarters. Other plans for the future are moving the corner grocery store which is now filled with displays. Its location at the corner of a busy highway limits its accessibility. There will be room for an additional small building or two, as well. Perhaps a schoolhouse or a blacksmith shop – and there’s even talk of a gazebo.

Children from the many nearby schools will be able to find history within steps of the classroom. Society members look forward to programs about old time skills, school days and much more!

These plans are exciting to all of us. The house on the property will be rented in order to cover the mortgage and maintenance and a grant-writing committee is working toward funding for future expansion of Windham’s first Living History Center.

To be part of this great new program, you may contribute cash or stock – make a donation in memory of someone! All donations to Windham Historical Society are tax deductible. For more information call 650-7484, email Kay Soldier at kso48@aol.comor mail to Windham Historical Society, P. O. Box 1475, Windham, ME 04062.

To donate stock, the donor gifts stock and receives a tax deduction for the full market value on the day of transfer. Since Windham Historical Society is a non-profit organization, we can sell the stock, receive the proceeds and pay no state or federal taxes on the gain. For more information on this option, please contact our Investment Advisory firm, Clark & Stuart, Inc. and ask for Charles (Rocky) Clark, CFP at (207) 775-1140 or email