News and Stories2017-05-11T21:52:25-04:00

A Kneel-In for Equal Employment: A Civil Rights Protest in Windsor

January 13th, 2021|

One of the many civil rights protests that occurred in the summer of 1963 took place at Carville’s Restaurant in Windsor. It was part of an effort by Hartford's North End Community Action Project (NECAP), which galvanized local civil rights leaders to take a more confrontational approach towards publicizing and solving greater Hartford’s racial issues.

Temporary Closure in Response to the Pandemic

December 8th, 2020|

Dear Friends, After considerable deliberation we’ve decided to close Windsor Historical Society’s museum and research library to the public (again) effective Dec. 9 through Jan. 3, to be reassessed at that time. With help from [...]

Founders’ Series: Henry Wolcott

November 19th, 2020|

Through inheritance, business acumen, and social aplomb, the Wolcott family rose in just a few generations from being tenant farmers in England to political elites in America. Henry Wolcott Sr., has been described as “the most prominent member of the Windsor settlement throughout his long life, and its richest citizen.”

Bending the Arc – It’s Our Turn Now

September 28th, 2020|

Now it is our turn to help bend the arc toward justice. We understand that a town historical society that gives voice to only some of its residents is not fully representing the town’s history, and is not fulfilling its core purpose. Windsor Historical Society will continue its work to become the inclusive organization that this communi­ty deserves.

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