Windsor Historical Society Centennial Celebration

  • Kaleitha Brown with giant map
    Board member Kaleitha Brown photographs a Windsor resident to include on our giant map

Event on Saturday, September 18 – Hayden Station Neighborhood

10 AM to 4 PM at Oliver Ellsworth School

  • All K-12 students who share a story will be entered into a raffle to win one of three pairs of AirPods
  • FREE ICE CREAM from 12-2pm!

Windsor Historical Society turns 100 this fall! We hope to make this celebration about the WHOLE Windsor community and feature the history, culture, people, and stories of every part of our wonderful town. We hope you’ll join in the celebration!

How to volunteer


centennial logo

Logo designed by Sue Tait Porcaro

One Town, Five Villages, Many Stories!

Windsor now has many neighborhoods and villages. Historically, however, the town was thought to have developed in five population centers or “villages”: Windsor Center, Hayden Station, Wilson, Poquonock, and Rainbow.

Join Windsor Historical Society, friends, and neighbors for a celebration of your neighborhood’s history, culture, and people. Each event will include exhibits and samples of what makes your neighborhood unique, plus partner exhibits, food, opportunities to share your Windsor story, and add your photo to the giant “My Windsor” map, and more!

Share your Windsor story by:

  • Joining an event and bringing a photo or let us take one
  • Recording your story at an event in our story tent
  • Post stories or images on social media using the hashtag #windsorctstories
  • Provide your story in writing at one of these events
  • All K-12 students who share a story will be entered into a raffle to win one of three pairs of Gen 2 AirPods!

Windsor on the Move: Sharing Stories in Windsor Neighborhoods

Poquonock and Rainbow: Sat & Sun, August 14-15, 10 AM to 4 PM at Brown’s Harvest during the first weekend of the Sunflower Festival (rain or shine)

Windsor Center: Saturday, August 28, 10 AM to 4 PM at Windsor High School (rain date: Aug. 29)

Hayden Station: Saturday, September 18, 10 AM to 4 PM at Oliver Ellsworth School (rain date: Sept. 19)

  • FREE ICE CREAM from 12 to 2 PM!

Wilson, Deerfield, Matianuck: Saturday, September 25, 10 AM to 4 PM, LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave.

All Together Windsor: Saturday, October 9, 10 AM to 4 PM on the Palisado Green, 96 Palisado Avenue (rain date: Oct. 16)

Stepping Into the Next Century Together: Windsor Historical Society’s Birthday Bash

Wednesday, September 1, Thursday, September 2, 5:30 to 8:30 PM at Windsor Historical Society, 96 Palisado Avenue.

View a recording of this event via WIN-TV’s YouTube channel.

Keep an eye on this page for updates as we work out more details of each event!

We Need YOU to help us celebrate our Centennial this summer! 

As you know, Windsor Historical Society is turning 100 this year, and we are hoping to make this anniversary a celebration of the entire Windsor community – and that includes you!

From talking with Windsor residents over past months we’ve heard a great interest in sharing individual stories and in celebrating the history and culture of their town and of each neighborhood. So this fall, between mid-August and mid-October, we’re planning a series of neighborhood events in locations around town, with a big culminating event on Palisado Green in October. We’re hoping that individuals in each part of town might be interested in participating in one or more of these events.

Here are some of the ways that you can be a part of these celebratory events:

  1. Help out as an event volunteer. We need people from each community to greet and welcome people and assist with collecting stories at each of the neighborhood events. If you might like to volunteer let us know and our committee will contact you to sign you up for something that fits your interests. If you are interested please email Agnes Pier, at ampier@sbcglobal.net or call 860-335-4235.
  2. Come to one of the events and share your personal Windsor story. We will have recording booths set up at each event where you can share your personal story or interview a family member or loved one about their experience in Windsor. These recorded sessions will generally be between 3-5 minutes long.  You will also be able to share memories about Windsor in written form at each event if you prefer and place your photo on our giant Windsor map to help us showcase the town’s wonderful diversity!
  3. Share your personal story by social media. Using the hashtag: #windsorctstories.
  4. Share your personal story in a longer-form interview. If you would like to share your Windsor experiences in session longer than five minutes, one of the historical society’s staff will contact you and set up a time to do this. We’d love to record your personal history!

You see, there are many ways to be involved. We hope you’ll join us! Contact us at info@windsorhistoricalsociety.org or 860-688-3813 for more information.