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

Meet the Howards

May 2nd, 2017|

Here's an introduction to the residents of 96 Palisado Avenue in the year 1810: Captain Nathaniel Howard and his wife Ann, their daughter-in-law Nancy, granddaughter Annie, son George, and George's wife Sarah.

A Windsor Drum

April 15th, 2017|

The Brown family of Wintonbury parish in Windsor, now the town of Bloomfield, made bass, snare, and toy drums from around 1809 into the 1850s. Brown drums are well-known to collectors, scholars, and drum corps members.

John Mason and His Statue

April 15th, 2017|

In December of 2016, Windsor Town Council voted to exclude Mason’s statue from a list of monuments and burial places being assessed for restoration and there was discussion about whether the statue should remain [...]

Glory Days of Sage Park

March 23rd, 2017|

Carried to the park in hundreds of automobiles, carriages, and trolley cars, nearly 6,000 people started gathering at the track before noon and at 1 o'clock, when the first race was scheduled to be [...]

The Lost Years of Bissell’s Ferry

March 23rd, 2017|

Many sources, including an official historic marker along Palisado Avenue, will tell you that Windsor’s Bissell’s Ferry operated from 1641-1917. However, when I embarked on research into the ferry I encountered information bringing into [...]

Played Fiddle at night in Barracks

March 20th, 2017|

Trench warfare. U-boats. Doughboys. These are what typically come to mind when you consider World War I. But the George Wolf Collection at the Society goes beyond the typical and details the experiences of [...]