Object Donations


Windsor Historical Society actively collects objects that represent all aspects of Windsor’s history. However, because our storage areas are limited, we are currently focusing our collecting efforts in the following areas: 17th, 18th, and 20th century objects with a strong Windsor provenance. We are also particularly interested in objects with connections to our historic houses on Palisado Green, the Strong-Howard House and the Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House.


We are also focusing our collecting efforts towards photographs and materials which document 20th century Windsor and its evolution from an agricultural village to a diverse suburban community.


If you are interested in discussing a potential donation, contact Curator Christina Vida at cvida@windsorhistoricalsociety.org or Librarian Michelle Tom at mtom@windsorhistoricalsociety.org. They can also be reached by calling 860-688-3813.  Please do not send materials in the mail without conferring with our staff first.


Our Collections Committee comprised of staff, board members, museum professionals, and community representatives meets several times a year to review potential acquisitions.  For items that are accepted into the collection, signed Deed of Gift paperwork documents the formal transfer of ownership to the Windsor Historical Society.


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