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A celebration of the diverse stories and cultures that make up our great town!

This fall, Windsor Historical Society has been celebrating its own centennial through smaller events in each of the town’s five traditional villages to highlight regional history and encourage residents to come out and share their Windsor stories.

For this “All Together Windsor” event, we are showcasing many of these individual stories and, along with many community partners, Windsor’s diverse history and culture. Through local restaurants, Windsor musicians and poets, schools, libraries, and museums, we invite you to enjoy and share in Windsor’s rich cultural heritage!

Live music and poetry by Windsor artists:

Time Slot Performer
10:00 – 10:45 Low Ceilings (Ben Mueller and Friends)
10:45 – 11:30 Evan Diem (Evan McKenney and Friends)
11:30 – 12:45 Music School at Sound Crossing student performances and Irish fiddle tunes by Amy and Mazwi Cele
12:45 – 1:45 Lou Sorrentino, performing “Heart of First Town” and other songs
1:45 – 2:30 Phyllis Ann Lataille, singer-songwriter
2:30 – 2:45 Rev. Monique Sanders, spoken word poetry
2:45 – 3:00 Student AirPods drawing
3:00 – 4:00 Nekita Waller Band

Delicious food from Windsor Restaurants:

Dom’s Broad Street Eatery
Fish n’Tings
Lilly’s SoulFood
Elvis and Tracey SoulFul Jamaican Cuisine

Community partners:

Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum
Daughters of the American Revolution, Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth (Windsor) Chapter
First Church of Windsor
Loomis Chaffee School
Music School at Sound Crossing
Town of Windsor
Vintage Radio & Communications Museum
Windsor Community Television
Windsor Public Library
Windsor Public Schools

Windsor Historical Society turns 100 this fall and hopes to mark this with milestone a celebration of the whole Windsor community. “We really want this to be about all the people of Windsor, not just about us,” notes event co-chair Florence Barlow, “so we are bringing the events into the community in hopes that people will want to share their enthusiasm for our great town and tell their own Windsor stories!”

In partnership with WIN-TV, Windsor Public Schools, the Town, local businesses, and civic organizations, the Society is hosting a series of five community events. Each of these outdoor events runs from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Past and present Windsor residents are invited to drop in to experience traveling local history exhibits, add their photo to a giant Windsor map, share their favorite Windsor stories in a special recording booth, enjoy children’s activities and more!

Share your Windsor story by:
• Join an event and bring a photo or let us take one
• Record your story at an event in our story tent
• Post stories or images on social media #windsorctstories
• Provide your story in writing at one of these events!

“We really hope this series will build on itself as the events move from neighborhood to neighborhood, and more people join in to share their stories and add their faces to help us ‘people’ Windsor on our giant map,” says Society director Doug Shipman.

“The All Together Windsor event will be a culmination of this process and we hope to be able to share back some of the stories and show people how wonderfully diverse this town is in a very concrete way – with lots of great stories and pictures of hundreds of Windsor faces all across the map!”

Event co-chair and Society President Agnes Pier remarked that “we have had a wonderful response to the Society’s efforts and are so appreciative of the support we’ve received from our community partners like WIN-TV, Windsor Public Schools, the Town staff and countless local businesses and community organizations, and of course all of our wonderful members and volunteers.

“It would not be possible without such pride in our community and their enormous generosity!”

We hope to see you there!

Rain date: Saturday, October 16

Note: Windsor Historical Society’s museum, library, and historic houses will be OPEN during this event. However, we will not be able to give tours on the preceding Friday, Oct. 8. 

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