WHS Turns 100!

2021-08-10T10:08:08-04:00August 6th, 2021|

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 [...]

Stepping Into the Next Century Together: A New Plan for a New Century!

2021-04-15T15:50:12-04:00April 5th, 2021|Tags: , |

We aspire to be first in our region to center our history and culture on the lives of racially and ethnically diverse members of our community. We will do this by ensuring that our work is rooted in the history, stories and voices of all community members and that we build our core competence in diversity, equity and inclusion, aligning processes, systems, and structures with its vision.

Windsor in 1921: Windsor Historical Society as a Reaction to Immigration

2021-03-15T14:17:55-04:00March 1st, 2021|Tags: |

Windsor’s population had grown rapidly in the years just prior to 1921, driven by immigrants who came to work in the region’s farms and factories. A larger population meant progress: more tax revenue and increased manufacturing. But it also created stress among residents who were wary of “foreign” ideas and changes to their habitual way of life.

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