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The Howard Family in Quarantine

2020-04-03T17:07:51-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Both families who lived in the Society’s two historic houses were involved in a quarantine situation in the late 1700s. Dr. Chaffee ordered the Howard family to be quarantined after Capt. Howard contracted smallpox and spread it to his three sons. The care for all of them fell on the shoulders of Mrs. Ann Howard.

A Look Back: The 1910 Census

2019-02-13T11:46:50-05:00September 4th, 2018|Tags: |

The main purpose of collecting census data is to distribute congressional seats, electoral votes and appropriate funding. However, historians and genealogists have found census information to be of critical importance in researching a town’s or family’s history. Here's a look back to the 1910 census and some of the information we found about our town.

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.

Familiar Faces, Familiar Spaces: Composing Home for World War II Soldiers

2019-02-13T12:14:20-05:00April 17th, 2018|Tags: , , |

On August 8, 1943, while the cover page of The Hartford Courant was crowded with stories of military maneuvers, diplomatic endeavors, and calls for action, a narrow column in the paper’s interior reported "Editor Seeks Correct Addresses of Men and Women in Armed Forces for Mailing Use." The editor was Jerry Hallas, publisher of Windsor News Letter for Men and Women in the Service.

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