Colonial Days

September 26    10am – 4pm

 

 

To honor Windsor’s founding 376 years ago on September 26, 1633, the Windsor Historical Society presents “Colonial Day” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2009 and invites the public to join us for this free event.  Live period music played on recorders, hammer dulcimer, and bodhran by musicians in period garb will waft through the Society grounds throughout the day, combining with the smells of campfire cooking for a multi-sensory experience.  You will have the opportunity to observe and ask questions of the three musicians, a cooper, a gravestone carver, an apothecary, and a flax spinner, all of whom will be at work throughout the day.  Children will have the chance to help a costumed interpreter with candle-dipping.

 

Also take an opportunity to explore our galleries and two eighteenth century homes, one belonging to a West Indies trader and his wife, the other belonging to a doctor and his family.   See old history books, colonial manuscripts, maps and photographs in our research library.  Children will enjoy our Hands-On-History Learning Center where they can “prepare” a colonial meal, dress in period costume, “milk” Flavia the cow,  and play school using old fashioned desks, slates, and hornbooks. 

 

 

 

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