Free Public Opening Bridging Centuries, Bridging Cultures Exhibition

September 27       5 PM – 7 PM


It has been years in the planning and the making.  On Tuesday September 27th from 5 p.m to 7 p.m., Windsor Historical Society proudly unveils its new Windsor history exhibition Windsor:  Bridging Centuries, Bridging Cultures showcasing 400 years of Windsor stories.  Please join us at the exhibitionís free opening party, enjoy refreshments and help us celebrate Windsorís long and fascinating history!


The exhibition features people from Windsorís distant and more recent past from the River Indians who encouraged English settlement in the 17th century and guided Plymouth traders to Windsor in 1633 to Bill Best, Windsorís first African-American policeman.  Discover how rivers, canals, trolleys and the interstate highway system shaped Windsor and hear excerpts about life in 20th century Windsor from fascinating oral histories in the Societyís library collections.  View rare Windsor maps, clothing, and home furnishings and handle reproductions that are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.  Learn more about Windsor products like tobacco, brick, and long underwear.  The exhibition has been designed to accommodate our growing audience of school children and appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds.  Windsor area residents, history buffs, and family audiences all will find things to enjoy in Windsor:  Bridging Centuries, Bridging Cultures.


The exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the following:  Presenting Sponsors:  Connecticut Humanities Council and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; Platinum Sponsor:  Windsor Federal Savings; Gold Sponsor:  Rabbett Insurance Agency; Silver Sponsors:  Dr. Linda Alexander, Anonymous, Alstom Power, Inc., Carmon Funeral Homes, William Hosley and Christine Ermenc, Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc., Joseph & Marilyn Hesse, Jr.,  Kathi and James Martin, Robert and Dorothy McAllister, and the Vantis Life Insurance Company; Bronze Sponsors: Anonymous to honor Priscilla Grant and all the wives and mothers who founded Windsor, Anonymous, John and Marjory Berky, James and Elizabeth Burke, Ruth Fahrbach, Donald and Susan Joffray, Lindberg & Ripple, Inc., Vader Loomis, John and Judith Matta, Joseph and Elizabeth McAuliffe, William Perry, David and Mary Lou Peters, and Timothy and Jane Reinsch.  We are also grateful for the support of over 175 other businesses and friends.



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