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Betsy Kob’s Tea Room

2019-05-23T14:16:19-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Tags: |

Windsor Historical Society ran the Betsy Kob Tea Room from 1925 through 1928 in the then-newly purchased Fyler House (today called the Strong-Howard House). In 1925 Society president George E. Crosby announced that the tea room "and its delightful decorations, displays, and furnishing have already made it pleasantly known to visitors from every part of the country."

Historic Fence Posts

2019-05-14T10:05:18-04:00May 9th, 2019|Tags: , |

In April of 2013, Lon Pelton and Steve Stosonis installed six distinctive fence posts at the Windsor Historical Society. These roughhewn brownstone posts date to the 18th or 19th century, and were originally located on farmland belonging to the Thrall family.

Conversations with the Past: Hayden Family Letters, 1821-1894

2019-05-17T10:23:40-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Tags: , |

Written primarily between 1821 and 1894, the Sarah Hayden Fowler Papers collection documents a 19th-century woman's life from childhood through teenage and early adult years, marriage, and life as a mother, stepmother, grandmother, and widow. Fleeting references to events, trends, and celebrities illustrate U.S. territorial expansion, changing culture, and political and economic crises.

Founders’ Series: Jonathan Brewster, Adventurer and Alchemist

2019-04-01T15:12:28-04:00April 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Windsor founder Jonathan Brewster’s time in our town was brief, but pivotal. He was Plymouth Colony’s resident agent here, and in 1635 he penned a letter to Governor William Bradford expressing his concern over the influx of newcomers into the fledgling settlement. He wrote, “Ye Massachusetts men are coming almost dayly...some have a great mind to ye place we are upon...I shall doe what I can to withstand them.”