No one seems to recall who designed the Town of Windham's official seal. Research indicates that its first appearance on the cover or insert of the Annual Town Reports was for the year ending December 31, 1956, however there doesn't appear to be a description of its origin within the report.
While the artist may be the subject of some debate, the topics depicted are somewhat easier to decipher. In the center, we find one of our original inhabitants, a Pawtucket, leisurely navigating Cobbetts Pond. His destination (or perhaps departure point, given the slant of the canoe), being Indian Rock to the right. Indian Rock. Some argue that the gray shape was originally drawn as a shelter of some sort, or was meant to depict Butterfield Rock, however, given the "hollowed out" area and overall theme of the seal, Indian Rock seems the more likely choice. In the background, stately evergreens encompass the Pond offering but a glimpse of the landmark Searles Castle looming in the distance.
"Old Values - New Horizons"
In 2003, the Windham Public Relations Committee spearheaded a contest to develop the Town of Windham's first ever, official "slogan." The rules were simple: residents of all ages were welcome to submit as many entries as they'd like and all submissions were limited to 6 words each. In all, 393 submissions were received, which were then reviewed and narrowed down by the Committee, who sought a slogan that not only reflected the spirit of Windham but was timeless in nature, as well. The ultimate winner, Mr. Robert Costa, was chosen by the Board of Selectmen on January 12, 2004.
In addition to Mr. Costa's selection as winner, Mrs. Testa’s class at Center School was selected as the the best “class project” entry, and received a pizza party for their efforts. Their slogan entry: "Windham is Wonderful!"