This past summer, we announced our newest oral history initiative entitled Coming to Windsor. The project highlights the stories of individuals who migrated to Windsor and shaped the town’s ever-changing history. Thus far, we [...]
Six of the seven Black Revolutionary War soldiers from Windsor lived through the war. Here are their post-military stories, as best as we have been able to learn.
Windsor's George Turrer is remarkably well-represented in our archives. This rare collection of documentary footprints allows us to envision the activities of a Black man who was well-integrated into his primarily white hometown in the post-Revolutionary War period.
Some may recognize Willie Graham as the founder of WAACA, a community service-based organization dedicated to serving Windsor’s Black residents. However, Willie’s legacy of activism made a real difference in the lives of countless people throughout the Greater Hartford area.
Windsor Historical Society explores, shares, and acknowledges Black history throughout the year, and in February two special events help highlight this important observance. Join friends and fellow history lovers for the three-part “Exploring Black [...]
Piecing together someone’s life from scant documentary records is a bit like closing your eyes through a silent film and only opening them for a second every few minutes. Such is the case for the Black men of Windsor who fought in the Revolutionary War. To see more of the picture of their lives, we must fill in the blanks with what we can infer from the records, what is known about other people in similar situations, and what we can speculate might have happened.
We’re pleased to welcome two new members to our Collections Committee, Victoria Brown and Anthony Martin! Victoria Brown, who we featured in a recent article about her oral history interview, grew up in Windsor [...]
Delia “Dee” Sales Jubrey was born in 1938 to Douglas Willard Sales and Marion Scott Sales. For most of her childhood, Delia lived in a two-room home on William Street in Windsor with her parents and two older sisters, Barbara and Patricia.[...]
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.