Windsor Historical Society turns 100 next year, and we need your help – whether you are familiar with the Society or not – to plan our next 100 years. We want to give voice [...]
In her life, Dr. Winston was most proud of the assistance she’d been able to give her family, the business courses she’d taught that facilitated people’s getting jobs, and her role in improving the lives of children around the world.
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.
Windsor native Dr. E. Beulah Winston dedicated her life to fostering human understanding and empowering people, especially young African Americans, through inspiration, education, and encouragement.
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 [...]
Bev Garvan, one of our very dearest volunteers and friends, passed away last week. Her impact on the Windsor Historical Society cannot be understated. A lifelong Windsor resident, Bev loved this town and its history, and spent countless hours poring over her research.
Our research library boasts a nearly complete collection of Windsor High School Tunxis yearbooks. A perennial favorite of visitors, we wanted to share these with you all here. This online collection only comprises yearbooks from 1951 to the present.
Have you been spending a lot of time at home lately? So have we. We've been working hard from home to bring you some new and interesting historical content that you can enjoy on your [...]
The Broad Street Green area is the commercial center of Windsor, but it has been so for less time than you might think. In 1929, the green got a brand new building that would fundamentally change the character of the neighborhood.
We are all living through history right now, and WHS wants to capture this event and its repercussions on Windsor as it is happening, and we need your help to do this. Your stories will help future generations understand what it was like to live through this historic time.