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

2021-01-15T14:51:55-05:00January 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

2020-11-20T15:11:57-05:00November 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.

Reflections From Our Director

2020-06-04T17:21:45-04:00June 5th, 2020|

As a white person, it would be too easy, paralyzed by fear of saying the wrong thing, understanding the decades of complicity, acknowledging "white fragility," to do nothing. Motivated by the belief that it is [...]

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