With Becky Hendricks. Prepare scrumptious colonial dishes in the Strong-Howard House’s kitchen open hearth and bake oven under Becky’s expert tutelage. Sample each other’s creations, then take some leftovers home. Choose between portugal cakes, almond [...]
With Becky Hendricks. Prepare scrumptious colonial dishes in the Strong-Howard House’s kitchen open hearth and beehive bake oven under Becky’s expert tutelage. Sample each other’s creations, then take some leftovers home. Choose between: sherried sweet [...]
On 9/1/2021, we will celebrate our 100th anniversary with a birthday party and the opening of our new exhibit, which will highlight the many successes and tremendous growth the Society has seen in the past 100 years as we look toward our future. The following is a small taste of things to come.
The year is 1810, and young Annie is beginning a new life in Windsor, Connecticut…and so Windsor Historical Society unveils its latest publication, Annie’s Home, a children’s story based on the real people who lived [...]
Bev Garvan, one of our very dearest volunteers and friends, passed away last week. Her impact on the Windsor Historical Society cannot be understated. A lifelong Windsor resident, Bev loved this town and its history, and spent countless hours poring over her research.
Elaine joined us in 1990 as a library assistant and later as the volunteer librarian, in charge of cataloging and ordering books, keeping the library in order, and coaching the many patrons who visit it.
As part of Connecticut’s Open House Day, please join us for a journey back to 1810. On Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 11 am to 3 pm, step into the Windsor Historical Society’s national award-winning [...]
Windsor Historical Society ran the Betsy Kob Tea Room from 1925 through 1928 in the then-newly purchased Fyler House (today called the Strong-Howard House). In 1925 Society president George E. Crosby announced that the tea room "and its delightful decorations, displays, and furnishing have already made it pleasantly known to visitors from every part of the country."
Back in 2012, Windsor Historical Society’s former curator, Christina Vida, was preparing the Strong-Howard House for an ambitious reinterpretation. One of the many initial steps in implementing the project was to clean out the house, including its second floor which had been used as storage space. During this seemingly routine cleanup, we made two unique discoveries.
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.