Windsor Historical Society actively collects objects, photographs, archival materials, maps, ephemera, and books which document the diverse peoples, places, and events that contribute to the community’s evolving history.

If you have something you’d like to donate, please note:

  • Materials should relate directly to Windsor history or Windsor genealogy.
  • Due to limited storage space are currently focusing our collecting efforts on 17th, 18th, and 20th century objects with a strong Windsor provenance.
  • We are also particularly interested in objects with connections to our historic houses on Palisado Green, the Strong-Howard House, and the Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House.
  • We would especially appreciate photographs and materials which document Windsor’s evolution from an agricultural village to a diverse suburban community.

Please do not send materials in the mail without conferring with our staff first.

Our Collections Committee, comprised of staff, board members, museum professionals, and community representatives meets several times a year to review potential acquisitions. For items that are accepted into the collection, signed Deed of Gift paperwork documents the formal transfer of ownership to the Windsor Historical Society

To discuss a potential donation, contact Curator Kristen Wands (for objects) or Librarian/Archivist Michelle Tom (for documents and photographs). They can also be reached by calling 860.688.3813.