Grandmother Strong’s Quilt

2018-05-22T10:57:24-04:00April 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , |

Mary and Elisha Strong raised 11 children in their elegant house on North Meadow Road in Windsor. Elisha built the house in 1780 and filled it with prestigious items, including a custom made desk-and-bookcase, which, like the house, survive to this day. Another survivor is a quilted, embroidered bedcover in the collection of the International Quilt Study Center in Nebraska.

Something Borrowed, Something Blue…

2019-02-13T11:26:00-04:00February 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

For centuries, the wedding day attire of brides and grooms has carried enough significance for future generations to preserve as relics. The Society owns many wedding-day souvenirs from Windsor couples, including these 18th-century ladies’ shoe buckles that were possibly worn by Hannah Allyn on January 6, 1763, the day she wed Captain James Hooker.