My job is to maintain the three buildings at the Windsor Historical Society, supervise security, and provide set-up for the Society’s various programs, on and off site. I also work with local vendors and the town of Windsor.
SULEMA DEPEYSTERCommunity History Specialist
As the Community History Specialist, my job is to engage with the Windsor community and facilitate research projects concerning oral history. I am eager to discover Windsor’s untold stories and to develop programs that reflect the interests of Windsor’s diverse residents.
SUE TAIT PORCAROOffice Manager
I am the voice on the end of the phone when you call, I manage the office, coordinate reception desk volunteers, and create all marketing materials and graphics. Genealogy has been a passion of mine for many years and I love to hear about exciting finds in your family tree.
MELANIE STRINGERProgram Director
I’m an interdisciplinary historian who studies how people’s lives are shaped by both their local community and the wider world. In my role as Program Director, I collaborate with educators, community organizations, and the public to develop meaningful engagements that encourage people of all ages to explore and understand the past from multiple perspectives while discovering history’s interconnectedness with and influence on our experiences in the present.
MICHELLE TOMLibrarian / Archivist
My job is to help people find and evaluate information. I may not know the answers to every question, but I will try my hardest to find them, or at least point people in the right direction. I’d love to help you look into your family’s genealogy, research the history of your house, find out what kinds of businesses and organizations helped shape the town over the past four centuries, or anything else you want to know.
I have been interested in history since I was a very young child. I love the way historic artifacts bring history to life for people in such a visceral way. I love working at Windsor Historical Society because there are such a wealth of artifacts to work from; fun, friendly people to work with; and a community with a particularly strong interest in learning about and sharing its past.
DOUG SHIPMANExecutive Director
As the executive director I’m thrilled to lead such a wonderful organization! Windsor is a great place with an amazing history. I hope you’ll stop by or contact us to let our talented and welcoming staff and volunteers help connect you to Windsor’s history – and to your own history!