The service of a doctor requires skill, understanding, patience, and knowledge. To become one after being torn from your family and forced into servitude for a man you know nothing of makes the already arduous feat exceptional. In the late 18th century, after years of enslavement Dr. Primus Manumit became Windsor’s first Black doctor.
Do you know what herb repels ants, treats sunburn and was used to line coffins? Join horticulturalist Gordon Kenneson at Windsor Historical Society to find out! Kenneson will present “Garden Herbs: Their Medicinal and Culinary [...]
Both families who lived in the Society’s two historic houses were involved in a quarantine situation in the late 1700s. Dr. Chaffee ordered the Howard family to be quarantined after Capt. Howard contracted smallpox and spread it to his three sons. The care for all of them fell on the shoulders of Mrs. Ann Howard.
How would Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee have treated a fever? A broken bone? Check out Dr. Chaffee’s apothecary chest and medical texts, and mix up some remedies. Talk with Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking artists who [...]
Please join us at Windsor Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10 for a fascinating and sobering evening with Dr. Matthew Cartter, Connecticut State Epidemiologist and Director of the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, [...]
Bray Rossiter (1610-1672) was born to a family of wealth and power. They were Puritans, but were also loyal to the royal family. Bray was well-educated and likely received some medical training before coming to New England aboard the Mary and John in 1630, along with his father Edward, an influential Assistant of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and eleven other family members and servants.
Please join us on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9-10:30 a.m. for a program on Medicinal Herbs at Windsor Historical Society. Horticulturist Gordon Kenneson will share research into old medical texts and recipe books which [...]
Join us on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 starting at 5 PM as we explore how a visit to the doctor evolved from the end of the 18th century through today. Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee practiced medicine [...]
Across the green from our Strong-Howard House, there once lived Dr. William S. Pierson (1788-1860) and his family. In 1829, Dr. Pierson purchased a day book that became a place for reflection on family and business affairs as well as a record of his medical and agricultural practices from 1829-1831.
If you've been to the grounds of the Society's Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House, you might have seen a memorial plaque dedicated to Horace Hayden. This monument has been here since 2008, when it was [...]