September 12, 2008 through January 31, 2009
The Society’s upcoming
exhibition, Faces of Windsor: 1850 to the Present, features
historic photographs of Windsor residents beginning with daguerreotype
portraits taken in the 1850s and finishing with digital photographs from
the 21st century. These images reflect Windsor’s very diverse
citizenry, from native-born New Englanders to members of the many ethnic
and racial groups who settled in Windsor during the 19th and 20th
centuries. Photographs of people of all ages, classes, and backgrounds
will be on display. Their stories will be used to relate the larger
history of work, play, and community in Connecticut’s First Town.
Hartford and Springfield, Windsor residents had access to a variety of
photo studios during the 19th century and followed national trends in
camera and photograph ownership through the 20th century. Surviving photographs show Windsor people in a variety of environments, from
formal studio portraits to carefree snapshots of families and
organizations around town. Faces of Windsor provides a sampling
of these images from the Society’s photographic collections. Visitors to
the exhibition will recognize familiar faces and discover new ones in an
exhibition as beautiful and diverse as Windsor itself.
Faces of Windsor
will be on view in the Society’s North Gallery from September 12, 2008
through January 31, 2009. Information about the Society’s 2008
exhibitions is available by phone at 860/688-3813.