Windsor Historical Society



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. Limited enrollment.


$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

Walk, 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 -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 visiting on your mobile device or computer.


$6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 members. Thunderstorm re-schedule date: July 17, 2 PM.



August 6, 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.



August 19, 6 PM to 8 PM

Historic Libations

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.


Windsor Historical Society    ♦    96 Palisado Avenue    ♦    Windsor, CT 06095    ♦    860-688-3813    ♦



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