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

The Ballad of Mack Street

April 19th, 2019|

The following is a transcript (edited for space and clarity) from a June 2004 interview between Dr. Daniel Mack and WHS executive director Christine Ermenc. Dr. Mack discusses his family's brickyard on Mack Street in [...]

Navigating the History of the Connecticut River

April 12th, 2019|

In the decades following the Connecticut River's discovery by Europeans, the numerous shallows and oxbow bends of the river limited the river’s potential as a trading hub. However, throughout the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries, maritime trade along the Connecticut River slowly and steadily grew.

Founders’ Series: Jonathan Brewster, Adventurer and Alchemist

April 1st, 2019|

Windsor founder Jonathan Brewster’s time in our town was brief, but pivotal. He was Plymouth Colony’s resident agent here, and in 1635 he penned a letter to Governor William Bradford expressing his concern over the influx of newcomers into the fledgling settlement. He wrote, “Ye Massachusetts men are coming almost dayly...some have a great mind to ye place we are upon...I shall doe what I can to withstand them.”

Volunteer Profile: Barbara Tanguay

March 13th, 2019|

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 [...]