With each passing year, Windsor becomes more and more diverse. People from other parts of the United States and the world now call Windsor home, as the town’s foreign-born population currently stands above 14%. Our new oral history initiative highlights the stories that help shape Windsor’s culture and history.
Who are we?
Windsor Historical Society invites people to connect with Windsor’s evolving history by preserving, interpreting, and sharing our community’s artifacts and stories. We do so through ongoing education, public programs, community discussions, exhibitions, and more.
Who can participate?
We welcome anyone who has either moved from another state or immigrated to the United States and settled in Windsor to participate. This includes individuals, families, and second-generation children. We would love to interview several family members to showcase the perspectives of different generations.
What will the oral history interview be like?
Participants can choose between a video or audio-only format. A few sample questions include:
- Where did you move from?
- Why did you choose Windsor?
- What have you enjoyed about living in Windsor? What has your experience been like?
What is the goal of this project?
We plan to create a short film that includes parts of each oral history interview. The film will be publicly screened and available on our website. All interviews will also be preserved in our archives.
If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in this project, please contact our Community History Specialist Sulema DePeyster: SDepeyster@windsorhistoricalsociety.org | 860-688-3813 ext. 107