The Mystery of the Shoe Buckle Lecture and Writing Contest Award Ceremony at Windsor Historical Society

November 1, 2015       2 PM

 

Archaeologists uncovered the silvered shoe buckle dating to the late 1700s as part of the Strong-Howard House renovations, but questions still remain. Why was this fancy item in a pit? Where is its mate? Who did it belong to?  Join us inside the Strong-Howard House (where it was discovered) to hear about its uncovering from Curator Christina Vida and learn from Robyn Beausoleil and Matthew Grillo of AHS, Inc. in Storrs, CT, about the conservation techniques they used on the 18th-century metal buckle. The highlight of the event will be the reading of the top five entries in the juried Significant Objects Writing Contest and the awarding of $100 prizes to the top adult and student authors. The event is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact the Society at 860/688-3813.


 

 

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