Windsor Historical Society


 

 

Winter 2016 - Spring 2017 Calendar

 

*All programs are held at the Windsor Historical Society unless noted otherwise.

 

 

December 3, 9 AM to 11 AM

Learn and Play First Saturday

Have you wanted to visit but can’t wait until we open at 11 AM? Bring the whole crew on the first Saturday of the month, and from 9 to 11 AM, enjoy our Windsor history galleries, Hands-on-History Learning Center, and the completely hands-on Strong-Howard House. Scavenger hunts are available, and you can explore at your own pace. Perfect for even the youngest learners (crawling is encouraged), we’ll have guides nearby to answer questions you might have as you play.

 

Windsor history galleries and Hands-on-History Learning Center: FREE (as always)

Strong-Howard House: children 12 and under, teachers, and members are FREE, adults $8, students and seniors $6. Admission covers the whole day if you decide to stay.

 

 

December 9, 6 PM to 8 PM

Historic Libations

Ring in the holidays with an exploration of the origins and tastes of some of the favorite beverages of early Americans. Society archivist Michelle Tom and educator John Mooney will briefly regale you with the origins of these concoctions. Visit the drink stations, including one at our historic Strong-Howard House (magical-looking at night!) sample hot drinks prepared hearthside and indulge in tavern games. Drink recipes provided.

 

Ages 21 and up only. $15 adults, $14 members

 

 

January 7, 9 AM to 11 AM

Learn and Play First Saturday

Have you wanted to visit but can’t wait until we open at 11 AM? Bring the whole crew on the first Saturday of the month, and from 9 to 11 AM, enjoy our Windsor history galleries, Hands-on-History Learning Center, and the completely hands-on Strong-Howard House. Scavenger hunts are available, and you can explore at your own pace. Perfect for even the youngest learners (crawling is encouraged), we’ll have guides nearby to answer questions you might have as you play.

 

Windsor history galleries and Hands-on-History Learning Center: FREE (as always)

Strong-Howard House: children 12 and under, teachers, and members are FREE, adults $8, students and seniors $6. Admission covers the whole day if you decide to stay.

 

 

January 12, 5 PM to 7 PM

Layers of Home Art Exhibit Opening
Features high school student collages inspired by Windsor's historic district. Meet the young artists and enjoy refreshments.

Cost: FREE

 

February 1, 7 PM to 8 PM
Connecticut's Last Slave: Nancy Toney's Life and Legacy
With Loomis Chaffee School Archivist Karen Parsons. Her 1857 Palisado Cemetery gravestone is a stop on the Connecticut Freedom Trail. Learn more about Nancy Toney’s life and community.

$6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members $4
Snow date: February 2 at 7 PM.

 

February 4, 9 AM to 11 AM
Learn-and-Play First Saturday!
Legos, train table, colonial dress-up and more in our Hands-on-History Learning Center. Scavenger hunts through our Windsor history galleries available, balloon animals at 10 AM.

Windsor history galleries and Hands-on-History Learning Center: FREE (as always)
Strong-Howard House: children 12 and under, teachers, and members are FREE, adults $8, students and seniors $6.
Admission covers the whole day if you decide to stay.

 

February 16, 7 PM to 8 PM
Museums and the Journey of Racial Understanding
With Bill Hosley. A journey of discovery to southern plantations and New England museums plus civil rights museums in Atlanta, Memphis, Birmingham, Baltimore and Detroit.

$6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members $4

 

February 20, 10 AM to 4 PM
Presidents' Day Candle-Dipping
Dip your own candle, use engineering skills to build toothpick-and-marshmallow structures, and enjoy the Hands-On-History Learning Center and totally-touchable Strong-Howard House.

$6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children, $3 members or $12 per family
Snow date: February 21

 

February 25, 10 AM to 11 AM
All Aboard: Trains for Kids
Enjoy Thomas videos and train tables, learn secret train whistle codes and take a whistle home, and make an engineer's hat.

Reservations by February 24. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children, $3 WHS members
Snow date: February 26


March 11, 11 AM to 4 PM
At Home with the Howards
It's 1810 and Captain Nathaniel Howard and the Bartletts are preparing a family meal. A cozy fire, the smells of baking, and furniture making demonstrations in the main building.

$8 adults, $6 seniors, FREE for WHS members
Snow date: March 12

 

March 22, 5 PM to 7 PM
100 Years Ago: Windsor and World War I Exhibit Opening and Talk
Exhibit includes posters, diaries, letters, and objects from Windsor soldiers. At 6 PM, Windsor Historical Society archivist Michelle Tom will give a brief talk detailing Windsor's involvement in the First World War.

Cost: FREE

 

April 1, 9 AM to 11 AM
Learn-and-Play First Saturday!
Legos, train table, colonial dress-up and more in our Hands-on-History Learning Center. Scavenger hunts through our Windsor history galleries available, balloon animals at 10 AM.

Windsor history galleries and Hands-on-History Learning Center: FREE (as always)
Strong-Howard House: children 12 and under, teachers, and members are FREE, adults $8, students and seniors $6.
Admission covers the whole day if you decide to stay.

 

April 6, 7 PM to 9 PM
Fifth Annual Shad Derby Trivia Contest
Think you know everything? Test your knowledge at the Shad Derby Trivia Contest. Teams of up to 6 members (age 21 & up only) can compete. Enjoy refreshments along with friendly competition. Teams must register in advance – space is limited.

$10 contestants, $5 onlookers

 

April 20, 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Timely Topics: Preservation in Windsor
Panel discussion at Windsor Historical Society with Assistant Town Planner Abby Kenyon and others. The new Historic District Commission guidebook, and current preservation initiatives in Windsor and statewide will be showcased.

$6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members $4

 

May 2, 7 PM to 8 PM
Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Windsor and Glastonbury
with State Archaeologist Brian Jones who will talk about recent excavations and what they reveal about 17th century life.

$6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members $4

 


Windsor Historical Society    ♦    96 Palisado Avenue    ♦    Windsor, CT 06095    ♦    860-688-3813    ♦    info@windsorhistoricalsociety.org

 

 

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