Glimpses of Windsor’s Black Patriots

2023-07-17T14:11:20-04:00September 30th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

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.

The Librarian’s Brother, Part II

2022-08-12T15:14:51-04:00April 15th, 2022|

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.

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