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

Daughters of the American Revolution in Windsor

September 11th, 2019|

2019 marks the 125th anniversary of Windsor's Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Chapter of the DAR. For the occasion, we are republishing this history of the national and local DAR organizations. It originally appeared in The Windsor Town Crier newspaper in December, 1916.

The Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum

September 6th, 2019|

In 1903 the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) acquired, restored, furnished and opened the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead in Windsor, Connecticut. It’s a milestone that represents the beginning of the landmark-as-museum phenomenon in Connecticut.

The Princess and Her Vases

August 20th, 2019|

Princess Julia Grant Cantacuzène Speransky was a charter member of and museum collections donor to Windsor Historical Society. She was also a descendant of Windsor founder Matthew Grant.

Unseasonable Night Walking

August 1st, 2019|

In 1711, Connecticut outlawed walking “in the night season” to discourage people from being out at night drunk and making a commotion. The following 1770 document from our collection reflects this law in action. It's a detailed and vivid formal complaint about some late-night shenanigans, unappreciated by the victim of those shenanigans.

Volunteer Profile: Elaine Brophy

July 26th, 2019|

Elaine joined us in 1990 as a library assistant and later as the volunteer librarian, in charge of cataloging and ordering books, keeping the library in order, and coaching the many patrons who visit it.