Windsor Historical Society


 

 

Spring - Summer 2017 Calendar

 

*All programs are held at the Windsor Historical Society unless noted otherwise.

 

April 1, 9 AM to 11 AM
Learn-and-Play First Saturday!
Legos, train table, colonial dress-up and more in our Hands-on-History Learning Center. Scavenger hunts through our Windsor history galleries available.

Balloon animals at 10 AM.

Windsor history galleries and Hands-on-History Learning Center: FREE (as always)
Strong-Howard House: children 12 and under, teachers, and members are FREE, adults $8, students and seniors $6.
Admission covers the whole day if you decide to stay.

 

April 6, 7 PM to 9 PM
Fifth Annual Shad Derby Trivia Contest
Think you know everything? Test your knowledge at the Shad Derby Trivia Contest. Teams of up to 6 members (age 21 & up only) can compete. Enjoy refreshments along with friendly competition. Teams must register in advance – space is limited.

$10 contestants, $5 onlookers

 

April 12, 7 PM to 8 PM
Animals in World War I
Have you heard about the valor of Hartford's Stubby the soldier dog? WHS director Christine Ermenc will introduce you to Stubby and many other animals that served our armed forces during the Great War.

$6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members $4

 

April 20, 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Timely Topics: Preservation in Windsor
Panel discussion at Windsor Historical Society with Assistant Town Planner Abby Kenyon and others. The new Historic District Commission guidebook, and current preservation initiatives in Windsor and statewide will be showcased.

$6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members $4

 

May 2, 7 PM to 8 PM
Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Windsor and Glastonbury
with State Archaeologist Brian Jones who will talk about recent excavations and what they reveal about 17th century life.

$6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members $4

 

May 4, 5:30 PM to 7 PM
First Thursdays Genealogy Support Group
Just starting out? Experienced but stumped? Want access to Ancestry.com? Join others for discussion and problem-solving. Laptops are encouraged!

FREE

 

May 6, 9 AM to 11 AM
Learn-and-Play First Saturday! (Last one before a summer hiatus; they'll be back in the fall)
Legos, train table, colonial dress-up and more in our Hands-on-History Learning Center. Scavenger hunts through our Windsor history galleries available.

Face painting at 10 AM.

Windsor history galleries and Hands-on-History Learning Center: FREE (as always)
Strong-Howard House: children 12 and under, teachers, and members are FREE, adults $8, students and seniors $6.
Admission covers the whole day if you decide to stay.

 

May 20, 10 AM to 4 PM
Windsor Historical Society at the Shad Derby
Visit Windsor Historical Society’s photo booth at the Shad Derby Festival featuring life-size historic photos with head cut-outs and an exhibit on Broad Street Green history. Participate in a trivia contest with a chance to win a tote bag and one-year family membership to the Society.

 

May 21, 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Rainbow Fish Ladder and Farmington River Power Company Tour
More shad after Shad Derby? Rainbow Fish Ladder and Farmington River Power Company Tour. Here’s a rare opportunity to view migrating fish, fish ladders, turbines, and generators at work. Space is limited. Reserve your spot by May 19th.

$6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members $4. Rain or shine, thunderstorm cancels.

 

June 3, 10 AM to 11 AM
Bridges and Boats for Kids with Captain Bob
Make a sailor hat, build a bridge, see how the Windsor Locks Canal worked, and race your own balloon-powered boat outside in the courtyard. You may get just a bit wet! Reserve by June 2.

$6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children, $3 members, $15 family rate

 

June 9, 6 PM to 8 PM
Historic Libations of the Roaring Twenties
Sample and learn the history of some favorite cocktails, and hear about Prohibition and speakeasies. Over 21 only.

$15 adults, $14 members, $1 off admission if you arrive in 1920s costume.

 

June 11, 1 PM to 4 PM
History Live: At Home with the Howards (Free Open House Days)
As part of Connecticut Open House Day, step into the year 1810 at Windsor Historical Society’s national award-winning hands-on Strong-Howard House and be welcomed by Captain Nathaniel Howard who will show you around.

FREE

 

June 13, 7 PM to 8 PM
The Trial of Amy Archer-Gilligan
100 years ago, Connecticut’s biggest event was Amy Archer-Gilligan’s trial for mass arsenic poisonings at her home for the elderly in Windsor. Rob Robillard and Christine Ermenc will share perspectives on the events leading up to the trial, and on the trial itself.

$6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 WHS members

 

June 21, 7 PM to 8 PM
Windsor’s Farmington River Railroad Bridge Celebrates 150 Years!
Built on the heels of a tragedy, this bridge is an iconic symbol of Windsor. Bob Bell will share its history, and also talk about Windsor trolleys. Program follows short annual meeting.

$6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members FREE

 

July 15, 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Palisado Cemetery Tour with emphasis on World War I stories
In conjunction with Windsor Historical Society’s The Changing Face of War: Windsor Responds to World War I exhibit, Christine Ermenc leads a tour through Palisado Cemetery. Afterwards come see the exhibit.

$6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 WHS members

 

August 27, 2 PM to 3 PM
The Colonial Kitchen Garden
An examination of historic kitchen gardens: their purpose, design, plants, and garden tenders with horticulturalist Gordon Kenneson. Outdoor program if weather permits. Plants for sale.

$6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 WHS members

 


Windsor Historical Society    ♦    96 Palisado Avenue    ♦    Windsor, CT 06095    ♦    860-688-3813    ♦    info@windsorhistoricalsociety.org

 

 

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