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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 [...]

The Howard Family in Quarantine

2020-04-03T17:07:51-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Both families who lived in the Society’s two historic houses were involved in a quarantine situation in the late 1700s. Dr. Chaffee ordered the Howard family to be quarantined after Capt. Howard contracted smallpox and spread it to his three sons. The care for all of them fell on the shoulders of Mrs. Ann Howard.

A Message from our Executive Director

2020-03-27T16:32:29-04:00March 17th, 2020|Tags: |

We will temporarily close to the public until April 4, at which time we will re-assess the situation. We will also postpone all public programs planned through the end of April, and announce new dates for most events as soon as we are able.

COVID-19 Response

2020-03-27T16:35:03-04:00March 12th, 2020|Tags: |

March 25, 2020 update: Windsor Historical Society will be closed through April 22, in compliance with Governor Malloy’s executive order. We will continue to assess the situation and will communicate our status accordingly. Our public [...]

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