Over a year ago, we reported that we expected the John Mason statue, currently on Palisado Green, to move to Windsor Historical Society. It is now clear that this will not happen. You deserve to understand why.
Many Connecticut residents know that Native Americans lived here before the early-seventeenth-century onset of European settlement. Did they disappear after the Pequot War of 1637 to re-emerge in the 1980s with the building of Foxwoods [...]
According to legend, on October 4, 1675, Toto "the Windsor Indian" learned of a surprise attack on the city of Springfield being planned by King Philip’s soldiers. In response to this news, Toto ran 20 miles to sound the alarm, thereby saving the people of Springfield from a massacre. But the legend conjures up several questions for the historical record.
A rhetoric scholar reexamines Windsor’s early growth through land deed transactions between the Native people and English settlers.
Windsor founder Jonathan Brewster’s time in our town was brief, but pivotal. He was Plymouth Colony’s resident agent here, and in 1635 he penned a letter to Governor William Bradford expressing his concern over the influx of newcomers into the fledgling settlement. He wrote, “Ye Massachusetts men are coming almost dayly...some have a great mind to ye place we are upon...I shall doe what I can to withstand them.”
Due to inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled to our snow date of Wednesday, February 13 at 7pm. Please join us at Windsor Historical Society on Tuesday, February 12 Wednesday, February 13 at 7 pm [...]
In December of 2016, Windsor Town Council voted to exclude Mason’s statue from a list of monuments and burial places being assessed for restoration and there was discussion about whether the statue should remain [...]