Please join Windsor Historical Society from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 8, for the opening of our newest exhibit – the first in a year – entitled Windsor in 1921: The Paradox of Progress.
This eye-catching exhibit highlights the conditions in Windsor that fostered the Society’s founding one hundred years ago, and is a prequel to our next exhibit, which will open in September 2021 to commemorate the Society’s 100th anniversary.
Much has changed in 100 years, and yet so much has remained the same. Come explore the national and regional conditions that shaped the historic preservation movement and one of the state’s oldest historical societies.
Who lived in Windsor in 1921 and what were their lives like? Why did these conditions lead to people organizing to preserve their colonial-era past? Curator Kristen Wands explains through this exhibit that Windsor Historical Society was formed partly in response to increased immigration and rapid societal and technological change. A fascinating portrayal of an important point in time, you will want to come see it, and study every image and word!
To maintain a COVID-safe event there will not be a large presentation or gathering; rather, the public is invited to drop in any time between 4:00 and 7:00 PM to view the exhibit, talk with Society curator and staff, and enjoy light refreshments in an outdoor reception tent.
Face masks are required, and guests are asked to maintain social distancing to ensure a safe and healthy event.
$6 adults, $5 seniors, free for WHS members