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Rainbow Fish Ladder and Farmington River Power Company Tour

Rainbow Dam

SOLD OUT More shad after Shad Derby! Take this rare opportunity to tour Windsor’s Rainbow Dam and Fish Ladder and the Farmington River Power Company built by Stanley Works in 1925. Enthusiastic participants on past [...]


The Evolution of Bradley Airport

Join us on Wednesday June 19, 2019 from 7 PM to 8PM for a program focused on Bradley airport with popular lecturer Bob Bell, former president of the Valley Railroad Company that operates the Essex [...]


Windsor Phoenix: Remembering the 1979 Tornado

Poquonock School 1760 Poquonock Ave., Windsor, CT

October 3, 1979. Jimmy Carter was president. Ella Grasso was governor. Albert Ilg was Windsor’s town manager and Warren P. Johnson was mayor. It was a time before cell phones and the internet. Shortly after [...]


Hearth Cooking Class 2: Pies and Puddings for the Holidays

Windsor Historical Society 96 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT

On Saturday, December 14, the Society will be holding another hearth cooking class in its hands-on Strong-Howard House. Our November class sold out quickly! People in the class under the direction of historic foodways researcher [...]


CT River from the Air: Middletown to Springfield

Windsor Historical Society 96 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT

Please join us as historian Jerry Roberts presents a program exploring New England’s greatest river from Middletown, Connecticut to Springfield, Massachusetts. Roberts and pilot/photographer Tom Walsh documented historic canals, bridges, ship wrecks, rock formations, and [...]


Creating Connecticut: Critical Moments That Shaped a Great State

Zoom (register for link)

Join Connecticut State Historian Walter Woodward for a rousing virtual discussion of events that shaped our state – from the earliest people (including John Mason) to the latest. Woodward brings the history we thought we [...]


A Home Away from Home: Greater Hartford’s West Indian Diaspora

Exhibit opening and WHS Annual Meeting and program. Explore this fascinating exhibit and talk with curator and UCONN historian Fiona Vernal, PhD. Professor Vernal’s oral histories and research bring to life the experiences of the [...]

Windsor Phoenix: Remembering the 1979 Tornado Screening

Windsor Senior Center 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT

In cooperation with the Windsor Senior Center. Experience the tornado of October 1979 through the photos and remembrances of Windsor residents and survivors. Originally produced by Windsor Historical Society and WIN-TV in recognition of the [...]


Holiday Shopping Night!

Windsor Historical Society 96 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT

Give a little piece of history and experience some for yourself this holiday season at Windsor Historical Society in December! Stop by Windsor Historical Society on Tuesday, December 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. for [...]


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