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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
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...
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...

Events

"Tis the Season"
Jun 7 at WINDSOR LOCAL FARMS STANDS
Diabetic Support Group
Jun 19 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Making Things in Windsor
Jun 20 at Windsor Historical Society
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Community Open House of Thanks
Jun 21 at Congregation Beth Ahm, 362 Palisado Avenue in Windsor
e-Passport to Summer Fun in Windsor
June 22 - Aug 31 at Town of Windsor
Lions Club Yoga Fundraiser
Jun 23 at Get Baked Bakery
Park Here - Fly There
Jun 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Monday Morning Book Club
Jun 25 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jun 26 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Lobster Dinner
Jun 26 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
KC Sisters
Jun 27 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jun 27 at Windsor High School J113
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Concert on the Green
Jun 28 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jun 28 at 240 Broad Street
Northwest Park"Nature Book Club"
4th Thurday of the month at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 3 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Concert on the Green
Jul 5 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jul 5 at 240 Broad Street
Bottle and Can Drive
Jul 7 at eagle green near Windsor public library
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 10 at Windsor Public Library
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Comedy Night
Jul 11 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Concert on the Green
Jul 12 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jul 12 at 240 Broad Street
Tour Windsor Rocks!
Jul 12 at TourWindsorCT.org Locations
Community Block Party (Sharshon)
Jul 13 at Sharshon Park- 52 Skitchewaug Street, Windsor, CT 6095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 17 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
National Hot Dog Day
Jul 18 at The Tavern at Keney Park 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 060
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Concert on the Green
Jul 19 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jul 19 at 240 Broad Street
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Monday Morning Book Club
Jul 23 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Park Here - Fly There
Jul 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 24 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Intro to Improv Workshop
Jul 25 at Windsor Public Library
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Farmers’ Market
Jul 26 at 240 Broad Street
Northwest Park"Nature Book Club"
4th Thurday of the month at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Community Block Party (Lancaster)
Jul 27 at Lancaster Park- 10 Somerset Drive, Windsor, CT 06095
The Tavern Luau
Jul 27 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
All Ages Drum Circle
Jul 30 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 31 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Aug 1 at Windsor High School J113
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
Concert on the Green
Aug 2 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Aug 2 at 240 Broad Street
FREE Genealogy Support Group
Aug 2 at Windsor Historical Society
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
WOW Art Class
Aug 6 at Windsor Art Center
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Aug 7 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Aug 8 at New England Dental Center, 250 Lamberton Road
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Concert on the Green
Aug 9 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Aug 9 at 240 Broad Street
Community Block Party (Deerfield)
Aug 10 at Deerfield Park- 70 Colton Street, Windsor, CT 06095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Aug 14 at Windsor Public Library
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Concert on the Green
Aug 16 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Aug 16 at 240 Broad Street