News and Stories2017-05-11T21:52:25+00:00
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Amy Archer-Gilligan: Entrepreneurism Gone Wrong in Windsor

July 16th, 2018|

Amy Archer-Gilligan, a diminutive widow with a teenaged daughter, ran a home for elderly people in town and was a regular church-goer. To many, it seemed inconceivable that she could be guilty of the charge of which she was accused. To others, the murder charge was the tip of an iceberg of crimes waiting to be uncovered.

Soldiers of the Soil

June 25th, 2018|

What would it be like to come to this town after a harrowing ocean voyage and adjust to a new climate, new foods, new working conditions, and racial prejudice, as well? Fay Clarke Johnson tells the story of Jamaicans who left their lovely, temperate island to find work in the Connecticut River Valley during WWII in her 1995 book Soldiers of the Soil.

Volunteer Profile: Rob Hoskin

June 18th, 2018|

In this column, we are featuring one of the invaluable volunteers who supplement and complement the work of our paid staff in so many ways. It is a privilege and honor to work together to [...]

Seating the Meetinghouse

June 12th, 2018|

Across the road from the Strong-Howard House stands the First Church of Windsor. Looking back on the church’s history, there was a peculiar practice called “seating the meetinghouse” whereby all the parishioners were assigned their seats according to their wealth, position in the community, age, sex, etc.

Windsor High School Yearbooks

June 5th, 2018|

The Windsor High School yearbook has been called Tunxis since its inception in 1914. In the early years, the Tunxis yearbook was published twice yearly with a winter and spring/summer issue. The Society's library contains a nearly complete collection of Windsor High School yearbooks available for all to browse.