The Community Memory Project serves as a place to preserve stories, anecdotes, thoughts and memories about Newfane, Williamsville, South Newfane and Brookline, Vermont. The project started in the Fall of 2020. This website is an archive for digital recordings of people's voices, images and photos, and documents related to their community memories. 

The project received funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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Interview with Dave Spikol

What Dave Spikol, a Brooklyn native, remembers most about their house on Newfane Hill and part-time life in Vermont is clean air, slanted sunshine,…

Interview with Joan Spikol

Joan Spikol talked about growing up in Brooklyn, New York and their family life in the little white summer house on Newfane Hill she and her husband,…

Interview #2 with Gillian "Jill" Winner

Gillian Winner talked about some of her favorite guests and traditions at West River Lodge, in Brookline, VT, where she and her late husband, Jack,…

Interview with Seena Karen Rasmussen Drapala

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Seena Karen Rasmussen Drapala shares her memories of Billy Flint, including Billy's days of running Camp Hobby Hill in Newfane. Seena discusses the…

Interview with Marion Dowling

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Marion talks about spending time in Vermont as a child, the differences between Southern and Northern, VT, attending Goddard College, Hurricane Irene,…