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

Stories from the Stones: In the King’s Service

January 11th, 2018|

Grave markers can only tell so much about a person's life in a small space. This article focuses on two individuals and their families whose graves are in Palisado Cemetery, and who in life served their Sovereign politically and militarily when Connecticut was still a colony of England.

Grab Your Skates and Let’s Go!

December 25th, 2017|

Left: Winslow ladies' skates with key, 1875-1920. WHS collections 2010.1.36. Right: Barney & Berry ladies' skates, 1880-1930. WHS collections 2010.1.69. As the mercury sinks below freezing and the snow drifts pile high, many New [...]

The Windsor Grange

December 18th, 2017|

The Order of Patrons of Husbandry, the national Grange movement, began in 1867 with a mission that combined nationwide support for farmers, including education and lobbying, and family-based social and community-service activities. The initiative was widely embraced and spread rapidly across the country. The first Grange in Windsor was organized in 1874.