The Windham Public Library hosts exhibits in its display case several times a year. For more information, please contact Sally Bannen at the library.
October 22, 2015 – November 7, 2015 : Windham Middle School students of Ms. Levinsky’s class
A display of items and research relating to Windham’s changing economy will be on display in the exhibit case through November 7th. The display will look at some of Maine’s industries– farming, mills, tourism, and retail– and their relationship to the Oxford and Cumberland canals, and how these industries are/were contributing to Maine’s economy. See more information at the class’ website.
Everyone is also welcome to join us on Thursday November 5th, from 12:30-1:30pm, as the students take time to talk to the public about their artifacts and answer any questions that the public may have.
August 1, 2015 – October 10, 2015 : Dave Tanguay, sponsored by Windham Historical Society
A selection of items related to photo technology of the early-to-mid 1900s. The display, sponsored by the Windham Historical Society, contains items from the estate of Dave and Linda Tanguay. “In the current age of instant everything (text, photos, talk, and entertainment) it is interesting to reflect on the use of photograph as an entertainment medium 50 or 100 years ago” writes Dave. “The display provides examples of [the] means of viewing photos (Stereoscope) as well as two examples of the means to take photographs compliments of Kodak” one of which being the Brownie Box camera that Dave actually learned on. “Then there is a Keystone 16mm B&W movie projector with two original reels” which his family received as a Christmas gift in the early 1950’s. Other related items complete the display.
May 1, 2015 – July 31, 2015 : anonymous
An eclectic mix of “old stuff” is currently on display at the Windham Public Library, now through July 31st. According to the exhibitors, there is an assortment of old tools, automobile parts, and household items that are not commonly found today. A list of the items is on top of the display case, covered with a poster– allowing viewers to look and guess at the objects before checking the list. How many can you recognize? Stop by the library for a peek at these interesting objects from past years and see how many you can identify.
February 1, 2015 – April 30, 2015 : Virginia March
A collection of teapots from Virginia March will be on display through April 30th. The young collector started gathering teapots three years ago, when she was seven. On display are several vessels with untraditional shapes, from a square pot to a lighthouse-shaped one. There are also a few teapots with their matching tea cups alongside them. Since she has been anxiously awaiting the library’s 10th anniversary Tea for You @ the Library event (March 17th, 1:30-2:30pm), her teapot exhibit is very timely!
November 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015 : Jen Alvino
Colorful coffee mugs from the collection of Jen Alvino will be on exhibit through January 31st. Nearly two dozen mugs from across the US– from New Hampshire to California– are displayed, showing a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. “It’s a great way to be reminded of the trips I’ve taken and the memories I created,” said Jen. “They all have a story and just when I think I have enough I find another that I just have to have!”