This is a regular column featuring highlights from our one-on-one oral history interviews with Windsor residents. Born on December 17th, 1924, to Frank and Ann Peteroski, Frank Peters is a longtime Windsor resident and World War II veteran.
This is the second of a two-part article that attempts to tell the story of the donors whose contributions became the foundation of the Society’s collections in 1921. Part I focused on George Hoadley and his motivations behind making such a large donation to us. Part II turns to his brother Charles and his consideration of his own legacy.
Help us fulfill our vision for our next century Join our Board of Directors! Windsor Historical Society aspires to tell the whole story of Windsor’s long and diverse history. We have made significant progress since [...]
Windsor Historical Society is hiring – but only for one position – the Program Director! Unfortunately, several fake jobs reportedly at Windsor Historical Society have been posted to indeed.com in a phishing effort to obtain [...]
Over a year ago, we reported that we expected the John Mason statue, currently on Palisado Green, to move to Windsor Historical Society. It is now clear that this will not happen. You deserve to understand why.
Victoria Brown's deep-rooted connection to Windsor and New England extends for generations. Possessing records dating back to the 1700s, Victoria is one of few fortunate Black individuals who can trace their lineage with ease.
A great way to tell the modern history of this town is to hear from its residents. This column will regularly highlight some of the interviews we have conducted during our centennial and beyond. [...]
Upon the 1921 founding of Windsor Historical Society, the very first donation to our collections came from brothers Charles and George Hoadley. When George died the next year, his will included a $5,000 bequest to the Society. But neither brother ever lived in Windsor, and they only had a tangential relationship to the town. This article attempts to tell the story of two donors whose contributions became the foundation of WHS’s collections.
Windsor Afro-American Civic Association Mission Statement: “The enhancement and facilitation of equal participation within all aspects of the civic, social and economic processes within the Windsor community.”
Building on the many conversations that were part of our recent strategic planning process, our Centennial Celebration planning committee worked hard to try to make our centennial a celebration of the entire Windsor community. [...]