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

Stepping Into the Next Century Together: A New Plan for a New Century!

April 5th, 2021|

We aspire to be first in our region to center our history and culture on the lives of racially and ethnically diverse members of our community. We will do this by ensuring that our work is rooted in the history, stories and voices of all community members and that we build our core competence in diversity, equity and inclusion, aligning processes, systems, and structures with its vision.

Windsor in 1921: Windsor Historical Society as a Reaction to Immigration

March 1st, 2021|

Windsor’s population had grown rapidly in the years just prior to 1921, driven by immigrants who came to work in the region’s farms and factories. A larger population meant progress: more tax revenue and increased manufacturing. But it also created stress among residents who were wary of “foreign” ideas and changes to their habitual way of life.

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.”

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