What do Native Americans and early English
settlers have to do with the environment? From
the food they prepared to the homes they built,
they all used “earth friendly” ways to live
their lives. Hundreds of years later, Windsor
families can still make a difference! This
April vacation, come to the Windsor Historical
Society’s Hands-On-History Learning Center,
where kids will find a variety of “green”
programs to delight, entertain and even
The Society will offer a range of fun activities
and craft projects that change from day to day.
On Monday, children will find different
way to use paper products and create a bouquet
of flowers and rain sticks out of egg cartons
and paper town rolls.
On Tuesday, create bird feeders and piggy
banks using plastic milk and soda bottles.
On Wednesday, get in touch with nature
while exploring the different uses of plants and
gardens. Create a mini garden to take back to
your home using cleaned out tin cans!
On Thursday, we’ll concentrate on the
natural resources our ancestors used without the
conveniences of electricity, indoor plumbing and
central heat. Create animal friends out of
rocks and pipe cleaner to take home.
On Friday, celebrate Arbor Day by making
a pinecone bird feeder to hang in your yard.
We’ll also be recycling the weeks activities for
a pick and choose day!
In addition to crafts, we will also offer daily
guided walking tours down to the Farmington
River, where families can connect with nature
while exploring the importance of the river to
early settlers. Or peek through our 18th
century homes and see what life was like before
modern conveniences and the different ways
families were “green.” Don’t forget to pick up
a brochure with simple suggestions on what you
can do to make a difference for our
Activities for children in grades Pre-K through
5 will run continually from 10am – 1pm starting
Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25, with
new activities offered daily. Programs will run
rain or shine and a parent or guardian must
accompany their children, and participants are
encouraged to wear clothing suitable for messy
play. Costs are $10 per family or $5 for
adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children, and $2
for WHS members. Parking is available around
Palisado Green and in the First Church and
Windsor Discovery Center Parking lots.
Children can always enjoy a variety of
activities at the Society’s Hands-On-History
Learning Center, including playing dress-up in
reproduction colonial clothing during normal