World War I - Era Canteen Dinner and Performance

October 20       6-8 p.m.


Turn back the hands of time and  join Windsor Historical Society and the Windsor Jesters on Saturday, October 20, from 6 - 8 p.m. as they bring Windsor people from the World War I era to life at our first-ever canteen dinner and performance at Windsor Historical Society.     You will be dining family style in a World War I-era canteen setting hung with recruiting and war bonds posters.  We’ll serve liberty dogs and liberty cabbage (steamed frankfurters and sauerkraut before World War I made Germanic names unpatriotic), tossed salad (Victory gardens were first seen during World War I), ending with home-made apple pie for dessert washed down with coffee or lemonade.  After dinner, meet World War I soldiers, nurses, and home-front personnel and hear about battlefront conditions and what Windsor citizens at home were doing to support war efforts overseas.  Listen to poetry of the World War I era and sing along to such favorites as “Over There” and “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.”  Entertainers include Neal Brundage, Carroll Toal, Barry True, Barbara Mabee, and Margaret Putnam.  Gerry Traczyk and Joan Brundage are costumers for this event.


Cost for the canteen dinner is $25; $22.50 for Windsor Historical Society members.  Due to limited seating, please call 688-3813 to reserve your space by October 19th.   Parking is available around Palisado Green and in the Windsor Discovery Center and First Church parking lots. The canteen dinner is offered in conjunction with the Society’s exhibition, Over There: Windsor and World War I, sponsored by The Connecticut Humanities Council, Alstom Power, an anonymous donor, Rabbett Insurance Agency, and Windsor Federal Savings, with support from The Kernan Agency. Lindberg and Ripple Inc. and Bart’s Restaurant are dinner sponsors.  Guests are encouraged to tour the show before the program and discover Windsor’s contributions to the war on the battlefield, home front, and in U.S. military posts.



Windsor Historical Society       96 Palisado Avenue       Windsor, CT 06095  


Tel:  860-688-3813

Fax:  (860) 687-1633




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