News and Stories 2017-05-11T21:52:25+00:00

Lithuanians Celebrate Their Roots in Windsor

July 24th, 2017|

Social historians make note of the formation of fraternal benefit groups such as Windsor’s Saint Casimir’s Lithuanian Society as one step in the characteristic path an immigrant cultural group takes as it progresses from isolated ethnic community to assimilated citizens.

Reminiscences of Ruth Porteus

July 17th, 2017|

Windsor Historical Society has a small collection of oral history interviews, some of which were recorded many years ago. Ruth Morgan Porteus was 93 years old in 1987 when Ted Anderson and Mary Ann Pleva sat down in her parlor with her and her daughter Martha to share her reminiscences.

Windsor’s 20th-Century Post Offices

July 10th, 2017|

Windsor's first post office was located in Nathaniel Howard's home/store at 96 Palisado Avenue, the current Strong-Howard House. Around 1840 Windsor's townspeople petitioned to have the post office moved into the area of today's Windsor's center. The following is a brief listing of recent post offices.

The Polka Maestro

June 26th, 2017|

How many times a week do you drive over the Farmington River bridge on Palisado Avenue (Route 159) in Windsor? Have you noticed the bronze plaque that says “Ray Henry Memorial Bridge?”

The Road to the Creamery

June 20th, 2017|

What side was your bread buttered on? If you were living in Windsor around the turn of the 20th century, you probably would have answered "The side with the Windsor Creamery butter on it!" Never [...]