Windsor Historical Society has a small collection of oral history interviews, some of which were recorded many years ago. Ruth Morgan Porteus was 93 years old in 1987 when Ted Anderson and Mary Ann Pleva sat down in her parlor with her and her daughter Martha to share her reminiscences.
Windsor's first post office was located in Nathaniel Howard's home/store at 96 Palisado Avenue, the current Strong-Howard House. Around 1840 Windsor's townspeople petitioned to have the post office moved into the area of today's Windsor's center. The following is a brief listing of recent post offices.
"We want to know more," our visitors say, curious to learn more about Windsor's earliest settlers than the bare dates of their birth and death and the story of their arrival in the New [...]
How many times a week do you drive over the Farmington River bridge on Palisado Avenue (Route 159) in Windsor? Have you noticed the bronze plaque that says “Ray Henry Memorial Bridge?”
What side was your bread buttered on? If you were living in Windsor around the turn of the 20th century, you probably would have answered "The side with the Windsor Creamery butter on it!" Never [...]
They worked in the kitchen from dawn to dusk cooking three meals a day. They washed and ironed clothes, sheets, and towels. They mended socks and spun yarn. They emptied chamber pots every morning after [...]
Corn. Wheat. Rye. Timber. At the corner of Poquonock Avenue and East Street, this is where residents of Windsor and the surrounding area brought their grain, logs, and tools for grinding, sawing, and sharpening for [...]
The first of June was Census Day for the 1890 U.S. Federal Census, and within six weeks the Hartford Courant reported that there were 3,010 persons living in Windsor on that date. However, the unfortunate [...]
In the fall of 2009, an announcement in the newspaper of planned maintenance to the existing Rainbow Hydroelectric Plant Dam on the Farmington River in Windsor, CT, was news I had been waiting to [...]
Here's an introduction to the residents of 96 Palisado Avenue in the year 1810: Captain Nathaniel Howard and his wife Ann, their daughter-in-law Nancy, granddaughter Annie, son George, and George's wife Sarah.