Windsor Historical Society



Presidents' Day Candle Dipping

February 20, 2017   10 AM to 4 PM

Tired of dark days and looking for something fun to do with your children or grandchildren during February vacation? Join us in our Hands-On-History Learning Center and make your very own hand-dipped paraffin candle to take home. Different colors for dipping make each candle unique.

The Hands-On-History Learning Center, where children can try on reproduction colonial clothing, try out a child-sized rope bed, or "milk" Flavia the cow, can be enjoyed at the same time. Also on view in the Learning Center is "Layers of Home", an exhibition of artworks created by Windsor High School students inspired by Windsor’s historic architecture.

When you’re finished candle-dipping and are looking for another fun family activity, craft your own model of a house or freeform artwork. Using the examples provided by the Windsor High School Pre-AP Art Students in their exhibition, families can use toothpicks and marshmallows to create their own three-dimensional art.

Round out your time at the Society with a self-guided exploration of the completely hands-on, and kid-friendly, Strong-Howard House. Volunteers will be available to answer questions, and you’re encouraged to feel (and smell) your way around the Howard family’s home as if it were yours. Scavenger hunts are also available for both the Strong-Howard House and the Windsor history museum galleries – make sure to get your postcard after completing them!

$12 families, or
$6 adults
$5 seniors
$4 children
$3 members

A parent or guardian must accompany their children.

Snow date: February 21, 10 AM to 4 PM.




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