Since the Society’s two historic houses have been closed for the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff has taken this opportunity to reinterpret the Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House to more deeply reflect [...]
In her life, Dr. Winston was most proud of the assistance she’d been able to give her family, the business courses she’d taught that facilitated people’s getting jobs, and her role in improving the lives of children around the world.
Windsor native Dr. E. Beulah Winston dedicated her life to fostering human understanding and empowering people, especially young African Americans, through inspiration, education, and encouragement.
Hannah Hayden and her family moved from Windsor to Hartwick, New York in 1806. Her letters back home reveal a willful woman grappling with her new identity in the frontier. Her textile work and the burdens of caring for her brood of children and employees usually took center stage in her letters, while her focus on and longing for material goods and economic success remained subtle yet sharply detailed motifs.
Do you ever wonder how objects end up in museum exhibitions? The cloak on view in our museum gallery arrived at the Society in a box. It had ripped seams, frayed trim, insect damage, and layers of dirt. But in its prime in the early 1800s, the bright red color was a fashion statement and a sign of the owner’s wealth.
Frances (unknown) (Clark) (Dewey) Phelps is one of the few women included on the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor’s founders list, which only includes heads of household. Women in Frances’s era rarely show up in official records, but their circumstances can be partially deduced from their husband’s and other contemporaneous records.
2019 marks the 125th anniversary of Windsor's Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Chapter of the DAR. For the occasion, we are republishing this history of the national and local DAR organizations. It originally appeared in The Windsor Town Crier newspaper in December, 1916.
Join us at Windsor Historical Society on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 2 p.m. to learn about the life and work of Evelyn Beatrice Longman, the first woman to gain full membership in the National [...]
Harriet Louise Cooke Nelson was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, teacher, and friend. Her wit, intelligence, caring, and human frailty are evident in her diaries and letters to family. Visit our library to read these documents and get to know this remarkable woman.