Apparently, Hurricane Ida didn’t get the word that Windsor Historical Society’s 100th Anniversary was September 1, 2021. But a one-day postponement did not deter the 130 people who came out a day later on [...]
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Windsor Historical Society invites you to explore its past century through a new exhibit of fascinating images and surprises! The exhibit recounts the Society’s history, celebrating the many people [...]
Thanks to our wonderful Centennial Celebration Committee, the Society’s 100th anniversary will be a celebration of the whole Windsor community! Led by co-chairs Agnes Pier and Florence Barlow, the committee (see sidebar) is planning [...]
On 9/1/2021, we will celebrate our 100th anniversary with a birthday party and the opening of our new exhibit, which will highlight the many successes and tremendous growth the Society has seen in the past 100 years as we look toward our future. The following is a small taste of things to come.
Four new Directors joined the Society’s Board this spring, bringing valuable new skills and perspectives as we begin our second century. Welcome, Kaleitha Brown, Ashley Coleman, Daniel Crittenden, and W. Renata Dixon!
Since the Society’s two historic houses have been closed for the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff has taken this opportunity to reinterpret the Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House to more deeply reflect [...]
WHS's new Community History Specialist Sulema DePeyster in the Strong-Howard House garden. My name is Sulema DePeyster, and I am the Community History Specialist at the Windsor Historical Society. My job is to [...]
Our tagline: ‘Stepping into the Next Century Together,’ indicates our commitment to make this centennial – and our next century – about the entire Windsor community, Designed by talented local artist Sue Tait Porcaro, the logo features a notably modern look to draw attention to the Society’s new focus.
The service of a doctor requires skill, understanding, patience, and knowledge. To become one after being torn from your family and forced into servitude for a man you know nothing of makes the already arduous feat exceptional. In the late 18th century, after years of enslavement Dr. Primus Manumit became Windsor’s first Black doctor.
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.