Gather with friends and neighbors on the WHS lawn for a lively outdoor show by locally grown talent Low Ceilings as featured in our current exhibit Puritans, Polkas, and Pop, as they return to Windsor [...]
Join us indoors at the museum for the first of our Windsor Music Series highlighting our newest exhibit, Puritans, Polkas and Pop: Music in Windsor. Enjoy an acoustic evening of great music with former state [...]
Dance has been just one of a variety of important ways in which Windsor has experienced music since the town’s earliest days. Sometimes controversial, but always expressive, dance, like all the other forms of musical expression, has enriched Windsor’s past.
Were the Puritans allowed to listen to music? When and why were drums and bugles so important? Where did your Windsor grandparents go to dance? Who are the famous Windsor musicians of yesteryear, and who [...]
Lace up your sneakers and jump into a day of spirited family fun as WHS, in partnership with Windsor Public Library’s Wilson Branch, celebrates the beauty and tenacity of the Black experience! Explore music, movement, [...]
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 [...]
Seventy-six trombones led the big parade. Well, perhaps not quite seventy-six, but Windsor’s first band, formed in 1859, boasted of at least two. One hundred years of Windsor band tradition began on August 13, 1859, at the home of Timothy Phelps.
How many times a week do you drive over the Farmington River bridge on Palisado Avenue (Route 159) in Windsor? Have you noticed the bronze plaque that says “Ray Henry Memorial Bridge?”
The Brown family of Wintonbury parish in Windsor, now the town of Bloomfield, made bass, snare, and toy drums from around 1809 into the 1850s. Brown drums are well-known to collectors, scholars, and drum corps members.