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

Early Main Roads in Windsor

November 14th, 2017|

The first public thoroughfare used by the settlers of Windsor in 1633 was an Indian trail between Plymouth Meadow (behind today’s Loomis Chaffee School) and the head of Hartford Meadow near the present village of Wilson. At first it was a simple footpath and was later widened for use by cart and horse.

Merwin’s Wareroom: Satisfaction Guaranteed

October 30th, 2017|

The first funeral director in Windsor, James J, Merwin was known throughout the region for pioneering new methods and practices to advance his profession. Windsor Historical Society is fortunate to have three volumes of record books from the Merwin Funeral Home in its collection.

Founders’ Series: Margaret Barrett Huntington Stoughton

October 23rd, 2017|

In continuing our Founders’ Series, we decided to examine the life of one of Windsor’s founding women. Studying women from this early period can be challenging, but Margaret Barrett Huntington Stoughton’s life, however, is surprisingly well-documented and full of quiet drama.

“Bear Bible” Returns After 355 Years

October 16th, 2017|

Handwritten entries in the Gillett-Holcomb Bible. This article originally appeared in the WHS Newsletter in September, 1990. The first part was written by then director Robert T. Silliman, and the second part by Raymond A. Beardslee, a former owner of the Bible.