A celebration of the diverse stories and cultures that make up our great town! This fall, Windsor Historical Society has been celebrating its own centennial through smaller events in each of the town's five traditional [...]
Join popular horticulturist Gordon Kenneson on Saturday, July 17 from 10-11:30 AM, at Windsor Historical Society for Of Meate and Medicine: Herbs in Early Windsor. Always fascinating, Kenneson will share early remedies for repelling everything [...]
On Friday, June 26, at 6:00 p.m. we’re hosting our first ever Facebook Live Historic Libations event! Using a bar tab that George Washington and a volunteer cavalry corps ran up at Philadelphia’s City Tavern [...]
(Please note new start time of 8:30) Windsor Historical Society by-laws call for an annual membership meeting each June to approve the selection of Board officers. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, we announced this year’s annual [...]
Please join us at the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead (778 Palisado Avenue, Windsor) on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2 p.m. as Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald discuss Amelia Simmons’ 1796 American Cookery, and what this [...]
The main idea behind the Society’s Strong-Howard House is to transport guests back to the year 1810, when the Howard family dwelt within the home. Families such as the Howards had to contend with shifting predicaments throughout the year, ranging from frigid indoor temperatures in the winter to swarms of pests in the summer.
By the time the Howard family lived in what we now call the Strong-Howard House, colonial “cuisine” had moved far beyond those early staples Indian pudding and Sally Lunn bread. Initially, American cookery reflected [...]