Hello, my name is Heather Lodge, and I am the new Program Manager for Windsor Historical Society. My job is to create fun and engaging educational programs to help learners of all ages fall in love with the history of this beautiful town.

I grew up in Madison, CT (not far from Windsor) where I spent most of my free time exploring the surrounding forests. The foundations of old houses, mills, and forges could be found sprinkled between the trees, and the hills were crisscrossed with old farm walls. Their presence left me with the unshakable knowledge that the stories of the past were all around us; learning them was just a matter of looking.

Entering adulthood, I couldn’t decide between being a teacher and museum work, so I split the difference in my education. I received a B.A. in history and secondary education from Merrimack College in 2013, and a MLitt. in ethnology and folklore from the University of Aberdeen in 2015. During this time, I also worked as a docent and apprentice hearth cook at the Hyland House in Guilford, CT.

Once out of school, I spent a foundational few years working in special education before finding my first museum home at the Greenwich Historical Society in Cos Cob, CT. As their Associate Director of School and Youth Programs, I oversaw a team of incredible docents, ran their Scout programs and summer camp, organized their family festivals, and oversaw thousands of students each year.

I look forward to bringing the skill sets I developed there to Windsor and creating programs that reflect the heart and history of this town.