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Event:Windsor1921:The Paradox of Progress
Date:October 8th, 2020.
Time:4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location:Windsor Historical Society
Contact:Phone: (860- 688-3813) E-mail: info@windsorhistoricalsociety.org
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Please join Windsor Historical Society from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 8, for the opening of our newest exhibit – the first in a year – entitled Windsor in 1921: The Paradox of Progress. This eye-catching exhibit highlights the conditions in Windsor that fostered the Society’s founding one hundred years ago, and is a prequel to our next exhibit, which will open in September 2021 to commemorate the Society’s 100th anniversary.

Much has changed in 100 years, and yet so much has remained the same. Come explore the national and regional conditions that shaped the historic preservation movement and one of the state’s oldest historical societies. Who lived in Windsor in 1921 and what were their lives like? Why did these conditions lead to people organizing to preserve their colonial-era past? Curator Kristen Wands explains through this exhibit that Windsor Historical Society was formed partly in response to increased immigration and rapid societal and technological change. A fascinating portrayal of an important point in time, you will want to come see it, and study every image and word!

To maintain a COVID-safe event there will not be a large presentation or gathering; rather, the public is invited to drop in any time between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. to view the exhibit, talk with Society Curator and staff, and enjoy light refreshments in an outdoor reception tent. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 to seniors, free for WHS members. Face masks are required, and guests are asked to maintain social distancing to ensure a safe and healthy event. For more information call 860-688-3813 or visit www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org .

The Windsor Historical Society, founded in 1921, invites visitors to explore the people, places, and
events that have shaped Windsor for over four centuries. The Society’s museum and research library is located at 96 Palisado Avenue (Route 159) and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is free this fall, 2020.Visit us on the web at windsorhistoricalsociety.org for directions and more information about programs or volunteer opportunities. Want to know about upcoming programs? Just enter your email in the box at the bottom of our home page, and make sure to “like” the Society’s Facebook page and follow us on Twitter (@windsorct1633) for regular updates and insights.

Phone: (860- 688-3813) Fax: (860) 687-1633 E-mail: info@windsorhistoricalsociety.org



Windsor Historical Society
Windsor Historical Society
Contact: Douglas Shipman
96 Palisado Avenue | 860-688-3813
Windsor, CT 06095
Wed - Sat. 11-4 ;other times by arrangement
http://windsorhistoricalsociety.org
dshipman@windsorhistoricalsociety.org


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