About events or activities that occurred across the state, in addition to Windsor

Two of Windsor: Accused and Exonerated of Witchcraft

2024-04-29T09:35:09-04:00October 20th, 2023|Tags: |

Occurring over 40 years before the infamous Salem witch trials, Windsor has the unfortunate distinction of being the first town in Connecticut to execute a woman accused of witchcraft. Almost 400 years later, Windsor’s two 17th-century witch trial victims, Alice Young and Lydia Gilbert, finally received a measure of justice when the state officially exonerated them.

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.

Founders’ Series: Henry Wolcott

2021-03-31T12:20:50-04:00November 19th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Through inheritance, business acumen, and social aplomb, the Wolcott family rose in just a few generations from being tenant farmers in England to political elites in America. Henry Wolcott Sr., has been described as “the most prominent member of the Windsor settlement throughout his long life, and its richest citizen.”

Reflections From Our Director

2020-06-04T17:21:45-04:00June 5th, 2020|

As a white person, it would be too easy, paralyzed by fear of saying the wrong thing, understanding the decades of complicity, acknowledging "white fragility," to do nothing. Motivated by the belief that it is [...]

Historical Markers: Doorways to Windsor’s Past

2024-06-12T11:09:25-04:00June 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Near the northern edge of the Windsor Historic District, on the east side of Palisado Avenue, stands a marker proudly proclaiming the entrance to Bissell Ferry Road. Tucked in between two nearby homes, the unpaved road would be easily overlooked if not for this sign. This modest reminder is all that is left to commemorate a vital spot in Windsor’s long history.

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