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Stepping Into the Next Century Together: A New Plan for a New Century!

2021-04-15T15:50:12-04:00April 5th, 2021|Tags: , |

We aspire to be first in our region to center our history and culture on the lives of racially and ethnically diverse members of our community. We will do this by ensuring that our work is rooted in the history, stories and voices of all community members and that we build our core competence in diversity, equity and inclusion, aligning processes, systems, and structures with its vision.

Windsor in 1921: Windsor Historical Society as a Reaction to Immigration

2021-03-15T14:17:55-04:00March 1st, 2021|Tags: |

Windsor’s population had grown rapidly in the years just prior to 1921, driven by immigrants who came to work in the region’s farms and factories. A larger population meant progress: more tax revenue and increased manufacturing. But it also created stress among residents who were wary of “foreign” ideas and changes to their habitual way of life.

A Kneel-In for Equal Employment: A Civil Rights Protest in Windsor

2021-03-15T14:13:29-04:00January 13th, 2021|Tags: , , |

One of the many civil rights protests that occurred in the summer of 1963 took place at Carville’s Restaurant in Windsor. It was part of an effort by Hartford's North End Community Action Project (NECAP), which galvanized local civil rights leaders to take a more confrontational approach towards publicizing and solving greater Hartford’s racial issues.

Founders’ Series: Henry Wolcott

2021-03-31T12:20:50-04:00November 19th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Through inheritance, business acumen, and social aplomb, the Wolcott family rose in just a few generations from being tenant farmers in England to political elites in America. Henry Wolcott Sr., has been described as “the most prominent member of the Windsor settlement throughout his long life, and its richest citizen.”

Bending the Arc – It’s Our Turn Now

2020-09-28T22:21:38-04:00September 28th, 2020|Tags: |

Now it is our turn to help bend the arc toward justice. We understand that a town historical society that gives voice to only some of its residents is not fully representing the town’s history, and is not fulfilling its core purpose. Windsor Historical Society will continue its work to become the inclusive organization that this communi­ty deserves.

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