Summer 2016 Calendar
*All programs are held
at the Windsor Historical Society unless noted otherwise.
July 9, 10 AM to 11 AM
Bridges and Boats for Kids with Captain Bob
Windsor Historical Society's meeting room and
outdoor courtyard will be transformed with boat and
ferry models, Legos for building bridges, and
outdoor "wading ponds" for a toy balloon boat race.
"Captain" Bob Bell leads the fun. He'll show
families bridges in our area and different types of
boats and how they move. Make a sailor hat, build a
bridge, see how the Windsor Locks Canal worked, and
race your own balloon-powered boat outside in the
courtyard. You may get just a bit wet! Appropriate
for families with pre-K through grade 3 children.
$6 adults, $5
seniors, $4 children, $3 members.
Make your reservation by July 8 by calling
860-688-3813. Thunderstorm re-schedule date: July
10, 3 PM.
July 16, 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Windsor Center Sculpture Walking Tour
bike, or drive to Windsor Center and meet Windsor
Historical Society director Christine Ermenc for an
in-depth look at the sculptures, monuments, and
markers decorating Windsor Center. Modern and
historic details will be highlighted on this ¾-mile
walk beginning at the pond behind Town Hall on
Mechanic Street and ending beside the Windsor Public
Library. Can't make it? Explore on your own by
TourWindsorCT.org on your mobile
device or computer.
$6 adults, $5 seniors and
students, $4 members. Thunderstorm re-schedule date:
July 17, 2 PM.
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
Admission covers the whole day if you decide to stay.
August 19, 6 PM to 8 PM
Start your weekend with a cultural twist! What did
Connecticut's seafarers imbibe onboard and onshore?
Strong rum punch. Gin-crazed city-dwellers? A
gin-sling. Come sample these concoctions as well as
a wine-based Alderman and a cider-based Stone-Fence
while enjoying the Windsor Historical Society's
outdoor garden and Strong-Howard House. Society
Archivist Michelle Tom will briefly regale you with
the origins of these concoctions and provide the
recipes. 21 and up only.
$20 adults, $18
seniors, $16 members.