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

 

 

February 15       10 AM to 4 PM

Entertain your children on Presidents’ Day with Candle-Dipping at Windsor Historical Society. The Society’s Hands-On-History Learning Center will be open, and you can use your engineering skills to build toothpick-and-marshmallow structures. Afterwards, explore the totally-touchable Strong-Howard House, take a Scavenger Hunt through our main exhibit galleries, and view Layers of Home, an exhibition created by Windsor High School students. COST: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children, $3 members or $12 per family.  For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813. Snow Date:  February 16, 10 AM to 4 PM.

 

February 20       10 AM to 11

All Aboard:  Trains for Kids. Windsor Historical Society’s meeting room will be transformed with model railroads and train-oriented play tables.  Bob Bell in costume as the Railroad Baron leads the fun. Play with Lionel and G-scale sized trains, learn some secret train whistle codes and get your own whistle to take home, make a paper engineer’s hat and play a piston game showing how a steam locomotive works. Learn how railroads got started and how locomotives and train cars changed over the years. Appropriate for families with pre-K through grade 3 children. Limited enrollment.  Make your reservation by February 19 by calling 860-688-3813. COST: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children, $3 members.  For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813. Snow date:  February 21, 2 PM to 3 PM.

 

March 11       7 PM to 8 PM

A Warm Winter Evening At Home with the Howards.  Windsor Historical Society’s hands-on Strong-Howard House is magical at night.  Actors Walter Mantani and Susan Buchholz portraying Captain Nathaniel Howard and his wife Ann will welcome you into their home and show you around.  Neighborhood friends of theirs will prepare hot mulled cider over the hearth for you, as well as Ann’s famous shortbread cookies and perhaps some other treats!  Bring your own flashlight. COST: $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 for WHS members and students. Snow date: March 18, 7 PM to 8 PM.

 

March 12 and 13       1 PM to 4 PM

At Home with the HowardsTake this opportunity to step into the past at Windsor Historical Society’s hands-on Strong-Howard House. Drop by and actors Walter Mantani and Susan Buchholz portraying Captain Nathaniel Howard and his wife Ann will welcome you into their home and show you around.  Neighborhood friends of theirs will prepare hot mulled cider over the hearth for you, as well as Ann’s famous shortbread cookies and perhaps some other treats!  COST: $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 for WHS members and students. Snow dates: March 19, 20, 1 PM to 4 PM.

 

April 7       7 PM to 9 PM

Fourth Annual Shad Derby Trivia Contest at the Windsor Historical Society. 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 during five rounds of questions ranging from general knowledge to Windsor-specific facts. The team with the most points gets bragging rights for a year and a gift certificate to a local establishment. Enjoy refreshments along with the friendly competition. Teams must register in advance – space is limited. COST: $10/contestant or $5/onlooker.  For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813. 

 

April 9       9 AM to 5 PM

Free 1810 Day at Windsor Historical SocietyIn conjunction with the recent opening of the hands-on Strong-Howard House, come and go for engaging PowerPoint presentations, demonstrations of furniture-making and hearth-cooking, walking tours, musical presentations, period food sampling.  For full schedule of events, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.

 

April 27       7 PM to 8 PM

Connecticut Homes Through the Centuries:  An Architectural History at Windsor Historical Society.  In preparation for the Historical Society’s house tour on April 26, architectural historian William Hosley will talk about how Connecticut’s citizens housed themselves from the 17th through the 20th centuries.  See how home styles construction techniques, and social trends evolved.    COST: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 members. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.  

 

April 30       10 AM - 4 PM

House Tour sponsored by Windsor Historical Society. A striking selection of beautifully and creatively furnished historic Windsor residences will be open for public touring.  See homes from several centuries built in a variety of architectural styles.  COST: Advance tickets $30; day-of-tour tickets $35. $5 discount for house tour volunteers. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.

 


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