|June, 2021||show full year||Close|
|Event:||2 New Exhibits at Win Hist Soc!|
|Date:||June 23rd, 2021.|
|Time:||6:30 PM to 8:30 PM|
|Location:||Windsor Historical Society|
Featured on June 23 will be A Home Away from Home: Greater Hartford’s West Indian Diaspora. Explore this fascinating exhibit and talk with curator and UCONN historian Fiona Vernal, PhD. Professor Vernal’s oral histories and research bring to life the experiences of the region’s West Indian community, Connecticut’s largest foreign-born immigrant population. Throughout the rest of this spacious historic home, visitors will also be able to explore preliminary concepts of Bound Together: Complexities of Black-White Relations in Early Windsor, an exhibit that explores the 18th- and 19th-century lives of the enslaved residents of the Chaffee home and the white Chaffee family members whose lives were linked by mutual dependence and shaped by Connecticut’s system of chattel slavery.
Following the exhibit, cocktails, and a brief WHS annual meeting, Professor Vernal will share highlights of her research and bring the story “home” with a discussion of Windsor’s many West Indian connections and opportunities for expanding the exhibit. This is an indoor/outdoor event with indoor-only face masks and social distancing required. Admission $5 adults/free for Society members. Rain date: June 30.