Something Borrowed, Something Blue…

2019-06-25T15:32:15-04:00February 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

For centuries, the wedding day attire of brides and grooms has carried enough significance for future generations to preserve as relics. The Society owns many wedding-day souvenirs from Windsor couples, including these 18th-century ladies’ shoe buckles that were possibly worn by Hannah Allyn on January 6, 1763, the day she wed Captain James Hooker.

Remembering Sarah

2019-07-02T11:28:46-04:00June 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

They worked in the kitchen from dawn to dusk cooking, washing, and ironing. They emptied chamber pots every morning after sleeping in basements and attics. And they were supposed to be invisible whenever guests came calling. Who are ‘they’? They are the slaves of Windsor’s Chaffee family.