Windsor Then and Now: A Photo History 1890-2008

May 16, 2008 - August 30, 2008



Communities are constantly changing.  People come and go. Buildings rise and fall.  Roads are built and grow to accommodate new forms of transportation. Woodlands are logged for fields that later became office parks and subdivisions.  Of all the records kept of Windsor, photographs provide some of the best visual details of the town’s changing landscape. 


Windsor Then and Now: A Photo History highlights photographs from every Windsor village: Deerfield, Hayden Station, Poquonock, Rainbow, and Wilson, as well as Windsor Center. Each section features series of photographs of same view taken in the early 20th, the mid-20th, and early 21st centuries. By juxtaposing photographs of the same landscape over fifty-year intervals, the exhibition encourages viewers to discover what has changed and what has remained the same about each scene.


Windsor Then and Now is a fun and interactive way for the visitors to explore Windsor through the lenses of economic, social, and technological change.  By looking at the town’s evolution over the past century, the show also encourages visitors to consider current town issues and envision Windsor’s bright future.


Windsor Train Station, 1900

Windsor Train Station, 1957

Windsor Train Station, 2007



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