Everyone pretends to be a wee bit Irish on March 17, but Windsor has a stronger connection to the Emerald Isle than one day of shamrocks and green attire. In fact, Irish immigrants flocked to Windsor during the 19th century looking for work and a safe place to raise their families. Twenty percent of Windsor’s population was first or second-generation Irish by 1860.
Most museums have exhibit opening parties, as did Windsor Historical Society for the opening of The Changing Face of War: Windsor Responds to World War I. The Society’s staff found so much of interest in [...]
The Kibbe/Sipple Correspondence Collection consists of 26 letters written by Windsor resident Fred S. Kibbe to Mrs. Jessie Taylor Sipple during his World War I service in the US Army as part of the American [...]
With Christine Pittsley, Project Director for Remembering World War I Project at Connecticut State Library. The Society’s Windsor Reacts to World War I exhibit shows how our town contributed to and commemorated the war effort; Pittsley will provide perspective on other Connecticut towns and cities.
The four short sketches below are examples of how World War I touched Windsor and its residents. For more stories, visit the Society’s exhibition "The Changing Face of War" on view in the our Hands-On Learning Center until September, 2017.
Join Society Executive Director Christine Ermenc at the entrance of Palisado Cemetery for a tour commemorating Windsor residents who served on World War I’s battlefields and assisted at the home front. Discover the stories of [...]
Trench warfare. U-boats. Doughboys. These are what typically come to mind when you consider World War I. But the George Wolf Collection at the Society goes beyond the typical and details the experiences of [...]
Please join us at Windsor Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10 for a fascinating and sobering evening with Dr. Matthew Cartter, Connecticut State Epidemiologist and Director of the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, [...]
World War I was effectively ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, one hundred years ago. On Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m., join Windsor Historical Society’s [...]