The Village School is ready to host students this spring.

Schoolhouse

The Village School celebrated its Grand Opening in August and it is now ready to welcome students for a living history experience. Teachers from Windham and other nearby communities will be receiving letters from the School Committee inviting them to bring their scholars on a two-hour trip back in time. Classes will be offered from mid-April to late May and in September. Home school groups, girl scout troops, and adults are welcome to pay the School a visit. Contact Walter Lunt (653-3421), Paula Sparks (892-8905), or Haley Pal (892-7139) for more details.

Exterior of the Schoolhouse

Exterior of the Schoolhouse

 

The South Windham Library

In spring of 2019, work on the South Windham Library will go back into full swing. The ell addition was added to the structure last summer and in January, insulation was added to the building that will help keep it warm in winter and cool during the summer months. Electricity was installed last fall and once the snow melts, interior work will begin. This includes installing wainscoting from our inventory of salvaged wood, installing a dropped ceiling that looks like tin, and pulling up some old carpeting in the original section of the building. When complete, the Library will be a museum that will focus on the South Windham section of town and the railroad that was once a vital part of that community.

The ell on the South Windham Library is in place. More work will begin when the snow melts in the back field.

The ell on the South Windham Library is in place. More work will begin when the snow melts in the back field.

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Close up of the brackets that were salvaged to be re-used on the addition

Close up of the brackets that were salvaged to be re-used on the addition


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The Blacksmith Shop

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The newest addition to the Village Green is the Blacksmith Shop that has come a long way in a short amount of time. Due in large part to Society member Roland Demers, the building is well on its way to completion. When the weather warms, there will be a few things remaining to finish on the building. Windows need to be put in and a door needs to be installed on the back side of the structure. Work benches and a ramp entrance are also hoped to be completed this summer. Society member John Kruger has an old set of bellows to display in the shop. Anvils and blacksmith tools previously donated to the Society will be put into place. Then all we need is a freestanding forge to make this living history display complete.