Includes large “organizations” like schools, churches, Windsor Historical Society, etc.

Fair Days in Windsor

2018-09-06T16:28:23-04:00September 10th, 2018|

The Shad Derby is not Windsor's only town festival. In fact, Windsor started hosting agricultural fairs over a century ago, and the tradition continues with the Northwest Park Country Fair.

Seating the Meetinghouse

2019-02-13T11:23:48-05:00June 12th, 2018|Tags: , |

Across the road from the Strong-Howard House stands the First Church of Windsor. Looking back on the church’s history, there was a peculiar practice called “seating the meetinghouse” whereby all the parishioners were assigned their seats according to their wealth, position in the community, age, sex, etc.

Windsor High School Yearbooks

2020-05-15T16:12:37-04:00June 5th, 2018|Tags: , |

The Windsor High School yearbook has been called Tunxis since its inception in 1914. In the early years, the Tunxis yearbook was published twice yearly with a winter and spring/summer issue. The Society's library contains a nearly complete collection of Windsor High School yearbooks available for all to browse.

Shad Derby: A Treasured Tradition

2019-02-13T11:24:08-05:00May 14th, 2018|Tags: , |

No, it’s not just about a hat; no, it’s not about a soap box derby. It’s about a fish! It all started in 1955 when the director of the Windsor Rod and Gun Club became concerned with the polluting of the Connecticut River. To draw attention to the river’s condition and the resources it had to offer, the club organized a one-day fishing tournament.

The Windsor Grange

2017-12-12T12:15:16-05:00December 18th, 2017|Tags: |

The Order of Patrons of Husbandry, the national Grange movement, began in 1867 with a mission that combined nationwide support for farmers, including education and lobbying, and family-based social and community-service activities. The initiative was widely embraced and spread rapidly across the country. The first Grange in Windsor was organized in 1874.

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