The Windham Public Library hosts exhibits in its display case several times a year. For more information, please contact Sally Bannen at the library.
May 1, 2013 – July 31, 2013 : Cathy Dodge
An assortment of items related to the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, on loan from Catherine Dodge of Windham, are currently on display at the Windham Public Library. Among items exhibited are officer jewels, worthy advisor items, and photos of activities by the local order. Stop by the library for a look at this interesting collection which will be on display through July 31st. Call the library for more information, hours, or for directions (892-1908). The Windham Public Library is located at 217 Windham Center Road.
February 1, 2013 – April 30, 2013 : Andrew Constantine
Some railroad memorabilia, on loan from Andrew Constantine of Windham, are currently on display at the Windham Public Library. A WHS student, Andrew started collecting pieces “whenever the opportunity presented itself on inactive railroads… if they were loose I would pull them out and add them to my collection.” He went on to say that he found the pieces interesting because they are “a piece of history… they were drove in by hand during the construction of the first railroads, and saw steam then diesel, now sit unused.” Several original railroad spikes, a commemorative spike, and a few pieces of railroad track are in the exhibit case.
November 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013 : Jen Harmon
A colorful exhibit of Disney movie mugs from the collection of Jen Harmon of Windham is on display at the Windham Public Library, now through January 31st. You can find Steamboat Willie (Mickey Mouse) and Snow White are in amongst mugs with The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Over 40 colorful mugs are on display (although Jen has many more in her collection), complete with their original boxes.
August 1, 2012 – October 31, 2012 :
Toy automobiles crafted from metal, Raymond Philpot
A colorful exhibit of metal toy automobiles, from the collection of Raymond Philpot of Windham, is currently on display at the Windham Public Library, now through October 31st. The group of toy automobilia are made of various types of metal such as cast iron, pressed metal, tin lithograph, and die cast metal alloy. When asked what got him interested in collecting these metal toys, Raymond explained “someone brought to my attention that the metal toy trucks I played with as a child were no longer available in the stores. I had thought they would be around forever. Today they are made of plastic…. Many [of the metal toys] have hazardous detail and are today considered not ‘child safe’.” So for the last 25 years, he has been finding and restoring the automobilia. He further explained that these toys “were not purchased as collectibles. They were rescued from mother nature and passionately restored.”