Hello! I’m Melanie Stringer, an interdisciplinary historian, museum specialist, living history interpreter, former customer service manager, and a lifelong New Englander. Taking every opportunity for continuous learning, I have a penchant for long-distance research [...]
In this column, we are featuring one of the invaluable volunteers who supplement and complement the work of our paid staff in so many ways. Iniya Raja comes to us from South Windsor High School. [...]
Help us fulfill our vision for our next century Join our Board of Directors! Windsor Historical Society aspires to tell the whole story of Windsor’s long and diverse history. We have made significant progress since [...]
Over a year ago, we reported that we expected the John Mason statue, currently on Palisado Green, to move to Windsor Historical Society. It is now clear that this will not happen. You deserve to understand why.
Upon the 1921 founding of Windsor Historical Society, the very first donation to our collections came from brothers Charles and George Hoadley. When George died the next year, his will included a $5,000 bequest to the Society. But neither brother ever lived in Windsor, and they only had a tangential relationship to the town. This article attempts to tell the story of two donors whose contributions became the foundation of WHS’s collections.
Building on the many conversations that were part of our recent strategic planning process, our Centennial Celebration planning committee worked hard to try to make our centennial a celebration of the entire Windsor community. [...]
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Windsor Historical Society invites you to explore its past century through a new exhibit of fascinating images and surprises! The exhibit recounts the Society’s history, celebrating the many people [...]
Thanks to our wonderful Centennial Celebration Committee, the Society’s 100th anniversary will be a celebration of the whole Windsor community! Led by co-chairs Agnes Pier and Florence Barlow, the committee (see sidebar) is planning [...]
On 9/1/2021, we will celebrate our 100th anniversary with a birthday party and the opening of our new exhibit, which will highlight the many successes and tremendous growth the Society has seen in the past 100 years as we look toward our future. The following is a small taste of things to come.
Four new Directors joined the Society’s Board this spring, bringing valuable new skills and perspectives as we begin our second century. Welcome, Kaleitha Brown, Ashley Coleman, Daniel Crittenden, and W. Renata Dixon!