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Windsor Historical Society
Visit this jewel of a local historical society offering the public a variety of opportunities to understand and appreciate the people, places, and events that contribute to Windsor's long and evolving history. We offer tours and public programs for school children and adults, and maintain a complex of two charming 18th century houses on historic Palisado Green including the national award-winning hands-on Strong-Howard House. and a modern facility which houses evocative exhibition galleries, a hands-on family learning center, a museum store and a fascinating research library. We also offer public events and facility rental.
Contact: Christine Ermenc
96 Palisado Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095
Phone: 860-688-3813
Fax: 860-687-1633
cermenc@windsorhistoricalsociety.org
http://windsorhistoricalsociety.org

Accepts Chamber Gift Certificates

Wed - Sat. 11-4 ;other times by arrangement


Events
Community Read in!
9/20/2018: Community Read in! - September evenings are beautiful in Windsor, prompting Windsor Historical Society and Windsor Public Schools to team up at the start of the school year. On Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6 p.m. (rain date 9-21), we invite you to bring a picnic and your f...
Rock Painting Party
7/12/2018: Rock Painting Party - Have fun with Tour Windsor Rocks! with a kickoff rock painting party on Thursday, July 12 at 6:00 pm at the Windsor Historical Society and paint your own Tour Windsor Rocks rock. Take a photo of you and your rock, then find a spot on the tour to leave ...
Tour Windsor Rocks!
7/12/2018: Tour Windsor Rocks! - The partnership that brought you TourWindsorCT.org is at it again! Have fun with Tour Windsor Rocks starting Thursday, July 12 through August 23 with a kickoff painting party on July 12th at 6:00 pm at the Windsor Historical Society and paint your own T...
FREE CT Open-House Day
6/9/2018: FREE CT Open-House Day - As part of Connecticut’s FREE Open House day, please join us for a journey back to 1810. On Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 11-3 p.m., step into the Windsor Historical Society’s national award-winning Strong-Howard House, the 1810 home of Captain Nathaniel Ho...
FREE Genealogy Support Group
6/7/2018: FREE Genealogy Support Group - Join us on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM in the Society’s library for our Genealogy Support Group. Just starting out? Experienced but stumped? Want access to Ancestry.com? Family history researchers find that historical artifacts and documen...
Historic Herb-infused Drinks!
6/15/2018: Historic Herb-infused Drinks! - Ah—those long summer evenings coming up: the perfect excuse for a drink! Please join us at Windsor Historical Society on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a fascinating sampling event. Herb –infused drinks with a little history thrown in by...
Making Things in Windsor
6/20/2018: Making Things in Windsor - Join us on Wednesday June 20, 2018 from 7 PM to 8PM for a program focused on products made in Windsor. Popular lecturer Bob Bell, former president of the Valley Railroad Company that operates the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, will give viewers insight ...
Dillon's Market: A Look Back
4/7/2018: Dillon's Market: A Look Back - Please join us at Windsor Historical Society Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2 p.m. for a special screening of WIN-TV’s production Dillon’s Market: A Look Back. From 1906 to 1976, this beloved community market on Broad Street was a place where everybody knew ...
Shad Derby Trivia Contest
4/12/2018: Shad Derby Trivia Contest - Compete for the Shad Derby Trivia Trophy on April 12 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Windsor Historical Society with a chance to win a $50 gift card to Union Street Tavern and year long bragging rights! Advance registration is required. Space is limited,...
FREE Genealogy Support Group
3/1/2018: FREE Genealogy Support Group - Join us on Thursday,March 1, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM in the Society’s library for our Genealogy Support Group. Just starting out? Experienced but stumped? Want access to Ancestry.com? Family history researchers find that historical artifacts and documen...
Hearth Cooking Demo & Cookie Deco!
3/3/2018: Hearth Cooking Demo & Cookie Deco! - Mid-winter baking, anyone? A cozy fire, the smells of applesauce and wafers cooking at Windsor Historical Society’s Strong-Howard House, plus cookie decorating and baking in the main building may be just what you need to beat the winter blahs. Please join...
Trains, Legos, & More 4 Kids!
2/3/2018: Trains, Legos, & More 4 Kids! - Please join us on Saturday, February 3, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a special family play morning at Windsor Historical Society. Get out of the house and make new friends while your kids enjoy our train table or build something spectacular with Legos, bui...
Free Genealogy Support Group!
11/1/2018: Free Genealogy Support Group! - Join us on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM in the Society’s library for our Genealogy Support Group. Just starting out? Experienced but stumped? Want access to Ancestry.com? Family history researchers find that historical artifacts and doc...
Holiday Dinner & Auction! 11.17
11/17/2018: Holiday Dinner & Auction! 11.17 - We promise: you’ll have a great time at The Lodge, 130 Deerfield Road on the evening of Saturday, November 17th from 6 to 9 p.m. Our website www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org has a full listing of auction items with photos, so check it out and get your ti...
WWI Palisado Cemetery Tour
11/11/2018: WWI Palisado Cemetery Tour - 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 executive director Christine Ermenc at the entrance of Pal...
2nd Great Windsor History Hunt!
10/20/2018: 2nd Great Windsor History Hunt! - On Saturday, October 20, 2018 from noon to 4 PM, grab friends and family and head to Windsor Historical Society for our Great Windsor History Hunt!  Pick up your book of clues at the Society, your passport to discovering a fascinating array of historic si...
Christopher Miner Spencer Exhibit!
10/30/2018: Christopher Miner Spencer Exhibit! - Please join us at Windsor Historical Society on Tuesday, October 30 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM: when we open a new exhibit, Christopher Miner Spencer: An Inventive Mind. Christopher Minter Spencer (1833-1922) was one of the most ingenious Connecticut reside...
Civilian Conservation Corps Camps
9/26/2017: Civilian Conservation Corps Camps - The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942, as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. It targeted young men and veterans who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression, provid...
Colonial Kitchen Garden Program!
8/27/2017: Colonial Kitchen Garden Program! - Join us on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 2 p.m. rain or shine for The Colonial Kitchen Garden of the Strongs and the Howards at Windsor Historical Society with master gardener and raconteur Gordon Kenneson. What was the purpose of a kitchen garden: just co...
Animals in World War I program at Windsor Historical Society
4/12/2017: Animals in World War I program at Windsor Historical Society - Please join us on the evening of Wednesday, April 12, 2017 for a special program about animals who served in World War I. This program is being offered in conjunction with the exhibit “The Changing Face of War: Windsor Responds to World War I” supporte...
Shad Derby Trivia Contest at the Windsor Historical Society
4/6/2017: Shad Derby Trivia Contest at the Windsor Historical Society - Think you know everything? Test your knowledge at the Shad Derby Trivia Contest on Thursday, April 6th , 2017 from 7-9 pm at the Windsor Historical Society. Teams of up to 6 members (age 21 and up only) can compete during five rounds of questions ranging...
Living History w/Capt. Howard & Furniture Inlay Demonstration
3/11/2017: Living History w/Capt. Howard & Furniture Inlay Demonstration - Join us for a journey back to 1810 and a fascinating look at how fine Federal furniture was decorated. On Saturday, March 11 , 2017 from 1-4 p.m., step into the Windsor Historical Society’s national award-winning Strong-Howard House, the 1810 home of Cap...
World War I Exhibit Opens
3/22/2017: World War I Exhibit Opens - A century ago, in April of 1917, the United States entered what was called the Great War, now called World War I. To commemorate this anniversary, Windsor Historical Society has opened its newest exhibit: The Changing Face of War: Windsor Responds to Worl...
Digitize & preserver your WWI heirlooms
2/11/2017: Digitize & preserver your WWI heirlooms - A century ago, in April of 1917, the United States entered what was called the Great War, now called World War I. Windsor Historical Society will open an exhibit of World War I advertising posters, photographs, equipment, letters and much more on March 22...
Pre-Holiday Dinner & Auction
11/18/2017: Pre-Holiday Dinner & Auction - On Saturday, November 18th from 6 to 9 p.m. enjoy a lovely and delicious sit-down dinner with unlimited beer and wine at The Lodge, 130 Deerfield Road, plus convivial company, and a host of wonderful opportunities to bid on. What makes a house a home? P...
Member News
Windsor Historical Society is Hiring!
Windsor Historical Society is Hiring! - Here’s a great job for someone who wants flexible hours and would like to join Windsor Historical Society’s team and help with the Society’s good work. A recently-retired Windsor resident who can troubleshoot facilities issues would be perfect! Flexible... (10/11/2018)
Easterseals Red, White & Blue Barbeque 11/15/17 - Fundraiser to Benefit Veterans Rally Point
Please join us Wednesday, November 15th for a fun evening out, while raising funds to support our Veterans Programs! Come celebrate America’s heroes with brew and barbeque at our first annual Red, White, and Brew Barbeque event at Thomas Hooker Brewery in... (11/8/2017)
Sponsors, Volunteers & Teams Sought for 15th Annual Easterseals Walk With Me - Fundraiser to Benefit People Challenged with Disabilities
One in every 5 Americans is affected by a disability – that’s 56 million Americans. Easterseals Walk With Me Mystic, happening on Saturday, May 6th at Olde Mistick Village and Mystic Aquarium, provides crucial support for Easterseals Capital Region & Eas... (4/13/2017)
Get Your Walk On in Windsor CT
Get Your Walk On in Windsor CT - There’s a new, easy-to-use mobile website for anyone who wants to start walking and see some interesting sites that even lifelong residents of Windsor may not be aware of. The new website allows you to create your own path as you walk, bike, or ride aroun... (5/20/2015)

Events

Socktober - winter sock collection
thru December at Windsor Social Services, LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue
Annual Art Exhibition
thru Nov 29 at Windsor Town Hall
Christmas Cards for Troops
Nov 15 at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center
Mary's Place Open House
Nov 15 at 6 Poquonock Avenue Windsor, CT 06095
Mother - Daughter Circle
Nov 15 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Understanding Video Game Addiction
Nov 15 at Windsor Public Library
Family Paint Night
Nov 16 at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center
Irene’s Traveling Paint Party
Nov 16 at My Lily of the Valley shop located at 532 1/2 Hopmeadow Rd, Simsbury
Wild Game Dinner
Nov 16 at The Tavern at Keney Park
ACE Hardware Fundraiser
Nov 17 at Windsor ACE Hardware
All you can eat Prime Rib
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Coffee table books!
Nov 17 at 1073 Palisado Ave
Northwest Park Coffeehouse
Nov 17 at Nature Center at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road Windsor CT
Storytelling Festival
Nov 17 at Northwest Park, 135 Lang Rd Windsor, CT
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Nov 19 at LP Wilson Community Center
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
Nov 20 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Nov 21 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Nov 21 at Windsor Public Library
Tacos and Trivia
Nov 21 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Book signing -local author!
Nov 23 at 1073 Palisado Ave
Full Moon Hike at Northwest Park
Nov 23 at Northwest Park & Nature Center
All you can eat Prime Rib
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Georgraphy books!
Nov 24 at 1073 Palisado Ave
Small Business Saturday
Nov 24 at Windsor's Small Businesses
Weekend Workshop: Custom Woods Sign
Nov 24 at Windsor Public Library
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Nov 26 at LP Wilson Community Center
Mobile Mammography
Nov 26 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave., Windsor, CT 06095
How to Plan and Pay for College
Nov 27 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Monday Morning Book Club
Nov 27 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Nov 28 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Nov 28 at Windsor Public Library
Brazilian Jazz - Windsor Art Center
Nov 29 at Windsor Art Center
Festival of Wreaths
Nov 29 at Kimberly Hall North
Modern Calligraphy Workshop
Nov 29 at Windsor Public Library
Christmas at Ellsworth Homestead
Nov 30 at Ellsworth Homestead, 778 Palisado Ave, Windsor
Down South Saturdays
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Holiday Gift Card
thru Dec 31 at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 1095 Kennedy Road Windsor, CT
Brunch with Santa
Dec 2 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Cookies with Santa
Dec 2 at Windsor Fire Station 340 Bloomfield Ave Windsor, Ct 06095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Dec 3 at LP Wilson Community Center
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Still Young Book Club
Dec 4 at Union Street Tavern, 20 Union Street
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Dec 5 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Dec 5 at Windsor Public Library
Chasing the Dragon Documentary
Dec 5 at Windsor High School Auditorium 50 Sage Park Road, Windsor CT
Holiday Business Breakfast
Dec 5 at Hartford/Windsor Marriott
Handler & Levesque Joy to the World
Dec 7 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT
Carol Sing & Torchlight Parade
Dec 8 at Windsor Town Green
Down South Saturdays
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Home Alone Safety Class
Dec 8 at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center
Multicultural Vendor Fair
Dec 8 at 25 Sage Park Road, WIndsor, CT
Sage Park PTO Vendor Fair
Dec 8 at Sage Park Middle School
Windsor Art Ctr Holiday Art & Craft
Dec 8 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor
WWII book sale
Dec 8 at 1073 Palisado Ave
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Windsor Art Ctr Holiday Art & Craft
Dec 9 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor
Fencing Class
Dec 10 at LP Wilson Community Center
Holiday Movie
Dec 11 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Meet Santa & Menchie
Dec 11 at 1095 Kennedy Road Ste, 7B Windsor, CT 06095
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Dec 12 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Dec 12 at Windsor Public Library
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Reading Challenge
Dec 13 at Windsor Public Library
Down South Saturdays
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Dec 17 at LP Wilson Community Center
Monday Morning Book Club
Dec 17 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Dec 19 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Dec 19 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Dec 19 at Windsor High School J113
Down South Saturdays
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Dec 24 at LP Wilson Community Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Dec 26 at LP Wilson Community Center
Down South Saturdays
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Dec 31 at LP Wilson Community Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Jan 2, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 2, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Jan 7, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Learn to Crochet
Jan 8, 2019
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Fencing Class
Jan 9, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 9, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Jan 9, 2019 at Tavern at Keney Park
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Jan 14, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center