Visiting the Library


The library is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am until 4 pm year round. However, we are closed on major holidays. If you are making special plans to visit, please call (860) 688-3813 or email  to confirm that we will be available.


Each year hundreds of researchers use our library to explore local and family history. The library houses extensive historical resources relating to the town of Windsor and its people. Highlights include thousands of historic photographs, 17th-20th century manuscripts (many indexed by date and family name), more than 350 published genealogies of Windsor families, family correspondence files, and subject files. Our library also contains copies of local cemetery records and vital records, regional and state histories, town reports, local newspapers, school yearbooks, city directories, ephemera, and maps.


Detailed descriptions of some of our collections and guides to their contents can be found on the Finding Aids section of this website.


This is a research library: materials can not be borrowed or checked out. Lockers and a coat closet are provided for your purse, briefcase, and other personal items. You may use a laptop computer, but digital cameras and handheld scanners are not allowed. We ask that you handle materials carefully so that we can preserve and protect them for future generations.


Self service photocopies are $.25 each.


Windsor Historical Society    ♦    96 Palisado Avenue    ♦    Windsor, CT 06095    ♦    860-688-3813    ♦



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