Event:Windsor 1942-1962 with Herb Hallas
Date:April 6th, 2019.
Time:11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location:Windsor Historical Society
Details:Please join us on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11 a.m. when Windsor Historical Society member and retired high school history teacher Herbert C. Hallas talks about his recently-published A History of Windsor 1944-1962: As Seen Through the Pages of the News-Weekly, a Windsor newspaper founded by his parents, Hallas will open a window on a fascinating time period in our town’s history.
What prompted our town government to evolve from selectmen and town meetings to a town council/town manager form of government in the 1940s? How did our town grapple with an explosive population growth and resulting transportation, housing, and school needs after World War II? Why were some residents of Wilson considering secession from Windsor in the 1950s?
Windsorites wrestled with these issues and many more, outlined in the pages of The News-Weekly. Towns and cities across the country faced similar issues in these challenging times. Hallas’s talk will be followed by the opportunity to ask questions, share reminiscences, and sample refreshments.
$6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 WHS members
Hear about a fascinating time in our town’s history, ask questions, and enjoy delicious refreshments!
Buy the book for $14.99 or bring your copy and get it signed.