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Windsor Historical Society Adopts Centennial Logo in Preparation for 100th Anniversary

2021-06-15T13:09:54-04:00June 15th, 2021|Tags: , |

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.

Dr. Primus Manumit, Windsor’s First Black Doctor

2021-05-26T11:27:31-04:00May 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

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.

Stepping Into the Next Century Together: A New Plan for a New Century!

2021-04-15T15:50:12-04:00April 5th, 2021|Tags: , |

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.

Windsor in 1921: Windsor Historical Society as a Reaction to Immigration

2021-03-15T14:17:55-04:00March 1st, 2021|Tags: |

Windsor’s population had grown rapidly in the years just prior to 1921, driven by immigrants who came to work in the region’s farms and factories. A larger population meant progress: more tax revenue and increased manufacturing. But it also created stress among residents who were wary of “foreign” ideas and changes to their habitual way of life.

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

2021-03-15T14:13:29-04:00January 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.

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