Hazel Thrall Sullivan in a typical morning scene with a newspaper and cup of coffee, at her home at 354 Broad Street in Windsor, c1990. WHS collections 2019.13.1, photo by Marjory K. Sullivan, gift [...]
In this column, we are featuring one of the invaluable education volunteers who make it possible for us to host our various field trips and education-based programs. It is a privilege and honor to work [...]
Woodblock print of William Holmes' party passing the Dutch fort in what is now Hartford. Last fall, archaeological finds on the grounds of the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield reignited the burning question of whether Windsor [...]
Back in 2012, Windsor Historical Society’s former curator, Christina Vida, was preparing the Strong-Howard House for an ambitious reinterpretation. One of the many initial steps in implementing the project was to clean out the house, including its second floor which had been used as storage space. During this seemingly routine cleanup, we made two unique discoveries.
Founders of Windsor, defined by the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor genealogy group as heads of families who arrived in Windsor by 1641, have millions of descendants living in the United States. [...]
In 1883, William F. Garvin left his home and family in Windsor and headed to Cheyenne, Wyoming, a young and rapidly growing frontier town. He faithfully wrote each week to his younger brother John. 130 years later, William’s grandniece Bev Garvan donated this collection of 300 letters to the Society. She has transcribed dozens of excerpts to illustrate some of the differences between life in Windsor and in the West.