Windsor Historical Society explores, shares, and acknowledges Black history throughout the year, and in February two special events help highlight this important observance.

Join friends and fellow history lovers for the three-part “Exploring Black Family History with Genealogist Sandra Taitt-Eaddy” and for the opening reception of our newest exhibit Inspiring Equal Participation: Windsor Afro American Civic Association.

Exploring Black Family History with Genealogist Sandra Taitt-Eaddy

Back by popular demand, acclaimed genealogist Sandra Taitt-Eaddy will lead a three-part virtual series beginning February 9, focused on African American and Caribbean genealogy. February is a great time to kick-start your own family history research or learn new sources and methods to help with your ongoing genealogy work!

Originally from Barbados, Sandra Taitt-Eaddy is a Greater Hartford-based genealogist, educator, and public speaker who is on a mission to help others experience the joys of family history research and, in her words, to “give voice to our ancestors who were neglected in the annals of history.”

This engaging series will be offered via Zoom on February 9, 16, and 23 (all Thursdays) from 5:30 to 7 PM. Participants may register for individual sessions or for the full series. Session topics will include:

Part One (Feb 9): Introduction to Genealogy – Learn the steps to genealogy research as you begin your family history journey.

Part Two (Feb 16): Sources of Evidence – Explore various online historical collections for clues and evidence relating to your family.

Part Three (Feb 23): Analyzing the Data and Documenting Your Family History – Assess and draw important conclusions from the evidence and record your exciting discoveries.

Advanced registration is required for this special program. Registration fee is $20 per session or $50 for the complete workshop series.

Inspiring Equal Participation: Windsor Afro American Civic Association Exhibit Opening

The public is also invited to attend the opening reception of the Society’s newest exhibit Inspiring Equal Participation: Windsor Afro American Civic Association on Saturday, February 25 from 1 to 4 PM at the Chaffee House Gallery, 108 Palisado Avenue, Windsor.

The result of over two years of research and oral history collecting in collaboration with many present and former Windsor residents, UCONN history Professor Fiona Vernal, and many others, this exhibit features the many stories of WAACA members and family as they share their first-hand experiences in helping make Windsor a more inclusive community. You won’t want to miss this important story!

Drop in any time between 1 and 4 PM. Refreshments provided. FREE!