Connecticut State Historian to Speak at Windsor Historical Society’s Annual Meeting

September 23, 2008



Join us on Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m. for the Windsor Historical Society’s annual meeting celebrating the founding of Windsor 375 years ago.  Following a short annual meeting where members approve the new slate of officers, and audience members weigh in on how to sustain momentum and civic enthusiasm engendered by town birthday celebrations, State Historian Walter W. Woodward will lead us on a journey highlighting how Connecticut’s first town has celebrated important anniversaries, while reflecting on how and why different moments in the past continue to speak with such power to us today.   His presentation is titled “A Past Worth Remembering:  History, Memory, and the Things that Matter.”


In a world where change seems to come at an ever more rapid pace -- Google is only ten years old, and the internet just barely out of its teens - it takes a great effort for most of us just to keep up with the events of the present.  But the tangible past -- the world that came before us and left small but visible reminders all around us -- continues to hold important, powerful, and unique lessons that can make the present more meaningful, and help guide our path to and through the days ahead.


A reception follows the program and the Society’s newest photographic exhibition, Faces of Windsor will be open for viewing.  The program is free to Windsor Historical Society members, $6 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.  Parking is available in the First Church and Windsor Discovery Center Parking lots and around Palisado Green. 




Windsor Historical Society       96 Palisado Avenue       Windsor, CT 06095  


Tel:  860-688-3813

Fax:  (860) 687-1633




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