Windsor Historical Society Centennial Celebration

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

Windsor Historical Society turned 100 in September 2021! We wanted 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 thank everyone who joined us in the celebration!

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.

Windsor Historical Society, friends, and neighbors came together for a celebrations of each neighborhood’s history, culture, and people. Each event included exhibits and samples of what makes each neighborhood unique, plus partner exhibits, food, opportunities to share Windsor stories, and adding your photos to the giant “My Windsor” map, and more!

The events are over, but there are still opportunities to share your Windsor story by:

  • Contacting our Community History Specialist, Sulema DePeyster, to arrange an oral history interview
  • Post stories or images on social media using the hashtag #windsorctstories

Windsor on the Move: Sharing Stories in Windsor Neighborhoods

All Together Windsor: Saturday, October 9, 10 AM to 4 PM on the Palisado Green

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

Hayden Station: Saturday, September 18, 10 AM to 4 PM at Oliver Ellsworth School

Windsor Center: Saturday, August 28, 10 AM to 4 PM at Windsor High School

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

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

View a recording of this event via WIN-TV’s YouTube channel, or check out the photos!