We’re pleased to welcome two new members to our Collections Committee, Victoria Brown and Anthony Martin! Victoria Brown, who we featured in a recent article about her oral history interview, grew up in Windsor and comes from a long line of Windsor residents. Anthony Martin, PhD, is a professor in the Anthropology Department at CCSU, and he led an archaeological dig on the grounds of the Chaffee House last year. We are excited to have their subject expertise and experience to help inform our decision-making regarding donations to our museum and archives collections.

The Collections Committee, working alongside the curator and the librarian/archivist, meets regularly to review items offered to the Society to determine their appropriateness for our collections. We are interested in materials that have a direct connection to Windsor and its residents, as it is through objects generously given by donors that we can explore the long and fascinating history of Windsor and can encourage our visitors to do the same.

We are especially eager to have Victoria and Anthony aboard as the Society continues our efforts to do history more inclusively, in all aspects of our operations. As we seek to build museum and archives collections that represent all Windsor people, it’s critical that those reviewing donations be more representative of today’s Windsor.

We look forward to working with you, Victoria and Anthony!

By Michelle Tom, librarian/archivist, 2022. Photos courtesy of Victoria Brown and Anthony Martin.