January 21 - Fun for the Whole Family


Remember when winter meant snowballs and hot chocolate rather than icy roads and shoveling driveways?   Recapture the magic of winter at the Windsor Historical Society’s Winterfest on January 21, 2006.  Compete in a snowman-making contest, create winter crafts and see historic winter displays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during this free event.


Winterfest offers indoor and outdoor winter activities for all ages. Winter craft stations feature six different crafts. Participants can create a penguin pal, construct a pinecone bird feeder, design a snowflake, learn to knit and make snowman snacks that are almost too cute to eat. Visitors will also enjoy a display of winter coats, cloaks and other winter clothing from the Society’s textile collection as they learn how Windsor kept warm in winters past.


For those willing to brave the cold, a snowman-making contest will be held on the Society’s front lawn. Registration for the contest begins at 11:00 a.m. and individuals or teams of adults, children or a mixture of both have until 2:00 p.m. to complete their snow creations. The Society will provide an assortment of snowman-making supplies, but these items are first-come, first served, participants are advised to bring some of their own materials as well. Judging for prizes in several categories will begin at 2:00 p.m. and winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m. In case of warm weather, the contest will take place indoors using craft materials.


Winterfest is offered in conjunction with the Society’s exhibition, Celebrate: Holidays in Windsor 1880-1910.  Guest can view the exhibition, which explores Windsor holidays during the Victorian era through objects, photographs and holiday images. Visitors are also invited to tour the Society’s permanent gallery to learn about Windsor’s four centuries of history.


All Winterfest activities are free to the public and will be held at the Windsor Historical Society. For driving directions or more information, contact the Society at 860-688-3813, by e-mail at info@windsorhistorical, or online at





Location:  Windsor Historical Society

                96 Palisado Avenue

                     Windsor, CT 06095  


Tel:  860-688-3813

Fax:  (860) 687-1633




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