Founded on September 1, 1921, the Society has proudly served as the principal historical organization for Connecticut’s first town for the past century, and looks to the centennial celebration to highlight its focus on becoming a more inclusive historical organization.
“Our tagline: ‘Stepping into the Next Century Together,’ indicates our commitment to make this centennial – and our next century – about the entire Windsor community,” notes Board President Agnes Pier.
Designed by talented local artist Sue Tait Porcaro with input from the Society’s centennial planning committee, the logo features a notably modern look to draw attention to the celebration and to the Society’s new focus. The planning committee, chaired by Agnes Pier and Florence Barlow and comprised of community members, Society leadership, and staff, is planning an engaging array of events to highlight this important milestone.
“We are so excited,” notes Florence Barlow, “about involving people from all across Windsor to share their stories and participate in events that will highlight what makes each neighborhood – and Windsor itself – so special!”
Centennial Events in Windsor Neighborhoods
Planning is underway for a series of neighborhood events that will take place in several of Windsor’s historic “villages”, including Poquonock and Rainbow, Hayden Station, Wilson and Deerfield, and Windsor Center. Central to each of these events will be the opportunity for Windsor residents to share their stories and recollections of life in Windsor, and what makes their neighborhood and town so unique.
A culminating event on Palisado Green will bring all the neighborhood events together and showcase many of these resident stories as well as the history and culture of Windsor’s people. A birthday bash and centennial exhibit opening is planned for September 1 at Windsor Historical Society as well. The Society will release specific plans for these events in future announcements.
Would you like to get involved in Centennial Celebration planning or participate in one of the events? Contact Windsor Historical Society at 860- 688-3813 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.