A Great Wind Through Windsor: The 1938 Hurricane

2019-02-13T11:20:06-04:00September 25th, 2018|Tags: |

It came unexpectedly while people were picking apples, preparing dinner, coming home from school, and tending Windsor's tobacco crop. September 21st, 2018 marked the 80th anniversary of the Great Hurricane of 1938 that struck Windsor and New England for two hours late on a Wednesday afternoon.

The Blizzard of 1888

2019-02-13T11:27:22-04:00January 29th, 2018|Tags: , |

Lifelong Windsor resident David J. Ellsworth (1840-1932) gave this account about the Blizzard of 1888 to a Windsor Historical Society meeting in November 1922, based on his own diary entries and personal memories of experiencing the blizzard.

Grab Your Skates and Let’s Go!

2019-02-13T11:29:32-04:00December 25th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Industrial Revolution produced both an increase in leisure time for the middle class and a profusion of affordable recreational equipment. It is this equipment that fills many of the Windsor Historical Society’s storage shelves, including six pairs of ice skates, a lone single skate, and a few pairs of steel blades.