Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee’s Apothecary Profession

Please join us on Saturday, August 24, at 9 a.m. when popular lecturer Gordon Kenneson returns to Windsor Historical Society to deliver a fascinating program on The Apothecary’s Profession. Windsor’s own Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee of [...]


Grand Opening: Chaffee House Hands-On Doctor’s Office

How would Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee have treated a fever? A broken bone? Check out Dr. Chaffee’s apothecary chest and medical texts, and mix up some remedies. Talk with Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking artists who [...]


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 [...]


Let’s Eat: A History of Dining Out in Windsor

(Please note new start time of 8:30) Windsor Historical Society by-laws call for an annual membership meeting each June to approve the selection of Board officers. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, we announced this year’s annual [...]


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 [...]


Why Now? Museums, Race and the Road to Inclusion

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Join Jamal Jimerson, Founder, Minority Inclusion Project and Managing Partner, Thought Partner Solutions, in a virtual discussion of why it has never been more important for museums like Windsor Historical Society to become more inclusive [...]


Removing the Gates: How We Are All Responsible for Inclusion

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How can historians and historical societies fulfill their social responsibility to tell more inclusive and accessible stories? And how can the public leverage their stake in this conversation to demand and support more equitable programming? [...]


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 in 1921: The Paradox of Progress

Windsor Senior Center 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT

At the Windsor Senior Center. Celebrate the close of 2021 by revisiting the Windsor of 100 years ago. Join Windsor Historical Society curator Kristen Wands for this captivating presentation. Through both documentary video and live [...]



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