This past summer, we announced our newest oral history initiative entitled Coming to Windsor. The project highlights the stories of individuals who migrated to Windsor and shaped the town’s ever-changing history. Thus far, we [...]
Explore the Society’s updated permanent galleries, now improved to better represent Windsor’s diverse history with fresh images, stories, and artifacts.
Six of the seven Black Revolutionary War soldiers from Windsor lived through the war. Here are their post-military stories, as best as we have been able to learn.
This article features segments from a tape recorded by Mary Memery for the Friends of Stony Hill School in 1990. Mrs. Memery reflects on her time as a teacher at the Stony Hill School and shares several fond memories of her former students.
Occurring over 40 years before the infamous Salem witch trials, Windsor has the unfortunate distinction of being the first town in Connecticut to execute a woman accused of witchcraft. Almost 400 years later, Windsor’s two 17th-century witch trial victims, Alice Young and Lydia Gilbert, finally received a measure of justice when the state officially exonerated them.
We now offer small grants to Windsor’s history and social studies teachers. Grants will fund classroom projects or professional development activities that promote learning about Windsor and Connecticut history and culture.
Windsor's George Turrer is remarkably well-represented in our archives. This rare collection of documentary footprints allows us to envision the activities of a Black man who was well-integrated into his primarily white hometown in the post-Revolutionary War period.
Kids are free, new hands-on activities and tour times this summer Thanks to a generous CT Humanities grant, Windsor Historical Society is launching the summer season with new hands-on fun and special tours during [...]
Some may recognize Willie Graham as the founder of WAACA, a community service-based organization dedicated to serving Windsor’s Black residents. However, Willie’s legacy of activism made a real difference in the lives of countless people throughout the Greater Hartford area.