Windsor Historical Society


 

 

Winter 2016 - Spring 2017 Calendar

 

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

 

February 25, 10 AM to 11 AM
All Aboard: Trains for Kids
Enjoy Thomas videos and train tables, learn secret train whistle codes and take a whistle home, and make an engineer's hat.

Reservations by February 24. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children, $3 WHS members
Snow date: February 26


March 4, 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.

 

March 11, 1 PM to 4 PM (note time change from printed events calendars)
At Home with the Howards
It's 1810 and Captain Nathaniel Howard and the Bartletts are preparing a family meal. A cozy fire, the smells of baking, and furniture making demonstrations in the main building.

$8 adults, $6 seniors, FREE for WHS members
Snow date: March 12

 

March 22, 5 PM to 7 PM
100 Years Ago: Windsor and World War I Exhibit Opening and Talk
Exhibit includes posters, diaries, letters, and objects from Windsor soldiers. At 6 PM, Windsor Historical Society archivist Michelle Tom will give a brief talk detailing Windsor's involvement in the First World War.

Cost: FREE

 

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 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

 


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

 

 

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