Guilford Smith Library

Guilford Smith Library

On May 8, 1931, the Guilford Smith Memorial Library opened.  Mr. Smith who had died in February 1923, left his legacy by setting aside $25,000 for a library in South Windham.  His home was transformed into the Guilford Smith Memorial which holds a collection of more than 10,000 books.  Come see the stunning architecture such as the beautiful rounded walls throughout the house.  Many 19th century antiques are displayed on the second floor museum.  Included are an old-fashioned sewing machine; artwork; and ornate, period furniture that was owned by the wealthy Guilford Smith family.  There is even the cradle that Guilford Smith was rocked in when he was born on May 12, 1839.

The library also features the Edward A. Card photo museum with examples of equipment used in a darkroom to process film.  Many pictures depicting life in the historic South Windham Village are here to be enjoyed at the former Smith homestead, located in the heart of the South Windham community.

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