Upcoming Guide Training Series

starting Thursday, May 14

 

 

Are you a “people” person with some time on your hands?  Love history and want to know more about Windsor, architecture, family life through the centuries?   Think you might like to give tours to visitors from out of town or schoolchildren?   Then Windsor Historical Society is looking for you!  We are offering four training sessions starting Thursday, May 14th led by Educator Julia Baldini and Administrative Assistant Connie Thomas.  Each of the sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

 

·         Session 1:  May 14th:    John and Sarah Strong House: Learn more about the Society and the John and Sarah Strong House, saved by Society members from demolition in the 1920’s.  You’ll meet three families who lived there in the 18th and 19th centuries including a West Indies merchant and his family, and the four Stiles sisters who lived in the home during the Victorian era.

 

·         Session 2:  May 21:  Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House: Learn more about Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee, his family, their slaves, their household furnishings, and his medical practice.

 

·         Session 3May 28: The Historic Palisado Green and River Meadows area:  Learn more about the Palisado Green, the Founders Monument, the architecture of the homes along North Meadow Road, the ferry over the Farmington River, and the agricultural floodplains which drew settlement to this area for thousands of years.

 

·         Session 4:  June 4:  Windsor Historical Society’s Library, Learning Center, and Reception Desk: Windsor Historical Society’s library is one of its greatest treasures.  Find out more about what it contains and learn everything you need to know to welcome visitors to Windsor Historical Society.

 

Written training materials will be provided at each of the sessions.  If you are looking to share your passion for Windsor and its history with others, try us out and see if our needs and yours are a good fit.  Meet some of the other volunteers who make Windsor Historical Society such a special place.   Perhaps you’d like to take a regular three hour morning or afternoon slot at the Society’s reception desk and be ready to give tours to visitors who request them.  Perhaps you’d like to be on call for school and adult tours as your schedule permits.  Whatever your desire, we can use your help.    Find out more about us by looking through this website.  Please sign up for the training sessions prior to May 13th by calling 688-3813.

 

 

 

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