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

 

April 1, 2014

“This is Where” Facebook Photo Contest begins!  This year, send us an image and tell us a one-sentence story about the place that starts with “This is where…” It could be anywhere in Windsor - the place where you had your first kiss, where a historic event occurred, or a scene from your daily commute. Whether the Windsor place and story are personal or universal, take the photo, write a sentence beginning “This is where…” and submit it to the Society for our annual photo contest. Photographers of any age and from any town can submit only one image. Email your jpeg file and one-sentence story along with your name, age, address, and phone number to Agnes Pier at ampier1969@gmail.com . Submissions will be posted on the Society’s Facebook page, where all the voting will take place. Facebook users can “like” their favorite image and story to vote. The earlier you submit, the more “likes” you can receive. Make sure to “like” the actual image and not the album! Submissions will be accepted until Friday, May 23rd at 5 p.m. Voting will continue until Thursday, May 29th at 9 PM.  Winners will be announced on Friday, May 30th. The first prize winner with the most votes will receive $100. Second prize is $75, and third prize is $50. Submission of an entry constitutes warranty of originality and non-infringement, as well as permission for the Windsor Historical Society, Windsor, CT, to publish the entry in print or online, including social media.

 

April 23, 2014       5:30 PM – 7 PM

A Survey of Connecticut Residential Architecture at Windsor Historical Society.  In preparation for the Historical Society’s house tour on April 26, architectural historian Christopher Wigren will talk about how Connecticut’s citizens housed themselves from the 17th through the 20th centuries.  Topics discussed include building forms, construction techniques and technology, social trends, and architectural styles.   Wigren is the Deputy Director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, and he is currently working on an architectural guidebook to Connecticut.  COST: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 members. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.

 

April 26,2014       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.  Advance tickets:  $20; day-of-tour tickets $25. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.

 

May 15, 2014       5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Connecticut’s State Parks:  A Tour and History.   As you contemplate outdoor activities for great weather, join James W. Little of the Connecticut Forest and Parks Association (CFPA) at Windsor Historical Society for a relaxing tour of some of Connecticut’s most beautiful trails, parks and forests.  Learn more about Connecticut’s pioneering role in the conservation movement, about CFPA, and about some of the places that make Connecticut truly special. And you just might be the lucky winner of A Shared Landscape: a Guide and History of Connecticut’s Sate Parks and Forests, a $25 value! Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members $4. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.   

 

May 23, 2014       5 PM

“This is Where” Facebook Photo Contest submission deadline! This year, send us an image and tell us a one-sentence story about the place that starts with “This is where…” It could be anywhere in Windsor - the place where you had your first kiss, where a historic event occurred, or a scene from your daily commute. Whether the Windsor place and story are personal or universal, take the photo, write a sentence beginning “This is where…” and submit it to Windsor Historical Society for our annual photo contest. Photographers of any age and from any town can submit only one image. Email your jpeg file and one-sentence story along with your name, age, address, and phone number to Agnes Pier at ampier1969@gmail.com. Submissions will be posted on the Society’s Facebook page, where all the voting will take place. Facebook users can “like” their favorite image and story to vote. The earlier you submit, the more “likes” you can receive. Make sure to “like” the actual image and not the album! Voting will continue until Thursday, May 29th at 9 PM. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 30th. The first prize winner with the most votes will receive $100. Second prize is $75, and third prize is $50. Submission of an entry constitutes warranty of originality and non-infringement, as well as permission for the Windsor Historical Society, Windsor, CT, to publish the entry in print or online, including social media.

 

May 29, 2014       9 PM

“This is Where” Facebook Photo Contest voting deadline! This year, send us an image and tell us a one-sentence story about the place that starts with “This is where…” It could be anywhere in Windsor - the place where you had your first kiss, where a historic event occurred, or a scene from your daily commute. Submissions will be posted on Windsor Historical Society’s Facebook page, where all the voting will take place. Facebook users can “like” their favorite image and story to vote. The earlier you submit, the more “likes” you can receive. Make sure to “like” the actual image and not the album! Voting will continue until Thursday, May 29th at 9 PM. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 30th. The first prize winner with the most votes will receive $100. Second prize is $75, and third prize is $50.

 

June 7, 2014       9 AM to 10 AM

Tour the Farmington River Power Company and Rainbow Fish Ladder Dams in the Rainbow area have harnessed waterpower from 1825 to this day.  Take this rare opportunity to tour the Rainbow Dam and Fish Ladder and the Farmington River Power Company built by Stanley Works in 1925.  You will see historic photographs and learn how the turbines and generators work with Don Zessin, Plant Manager.  Then view migrating fish, observe how a fish ladder and fish traps operate, and learn more about the habits of migrating fish in Connecticut from State DEEP staff.  Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members $4. Limited enrollment; reserve your spot for this program by June 6 by contacting Windsor Historical Society at 860/688-3813.

 

June 13, 2014       7PM to 9PM

“Inspired Objects: Metalworking through the Ages” Opening Reception and Sale Come view and purchase the work of members of the Metal Clay Artisan Guild in Connecticut who have created new works specifically in response to objects in the Windsor Historical Society's collection.  Learn about metalworking through the ages, meet the artisans, and enjoy light refreshments. The Metal Clay Artisan Guild in Connecticut is an association of metal clay artists who are pushing the boundaries of metal clay artistry through work that is varied and unique. The exhibit will remain on view until August 8th. Cost: FREE. For more information, contact the Society at 860-688-3813 or online at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org or www.metalclayguildct.org.

 

June 14, 2014       11AM to 4PM

“Inspired Objects: Metalworking through the Ages” Sale and Demonstration Day In conjunction with CT Open House Day, Windsor Historical Society will be open for FREE on this Saturday.  Come view the work of members of the Metal Clay Artisan Guild in Connecticut who have created new works specifically in response to objects in the Society's collection.  This event will include educational demonstrations and the opportunity to speak with varied artists who have been working with this exciting new medium. Artisans will be offering their handcrafted works for sale, with a percentage of the proceeds to benefit the Windsor Historical Society. The Metal Clay Artisan Guild in Connecticut is an association of metal clay artists who are pushing the boundaries of metal clay artistry through work that is varied and unique. The Society will also lead historic house tours at 11 AM and 1 PM, and the Research Library will be open from 11 AM to 4 PM. Cost: FREE. For more information, contact the Society at 860-688-3813 or online at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org or www.metalclayguildct.org.

 

June 19, 2014       5:30 PM to 7 PM

An Up-Close Look at Connecticut Valley’s Famous Shade Tobacco Industry at Windsor Historical Society.  Following a short annual meeting, Paul Christian of Christian Tobacco LLC in Suffield will show how Connecticut’s world-renowned shade tobacco is harvested, cured, and processed.  Kathi Martin from Brown’s Harvest will bring samples and artifacts associated with tobacco growing, harvesting, and cigar production and Brianna Dunlap of the Luddy/Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum will bring a collection of tobacco-based art from the museum.  Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members free. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813 or online at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org.

  

July 19, 2014       8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Elm Grove Cemetery Tour with Windsor Historical Society Director Christine Ermenc.   Elm Grove Cemetery, established in 1800, is home to many generations of  Poquonock residents. Learn more about them and about the gravestones that memorialize their lives and contributions.  Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members $4. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813 or online at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org.  Meet at the entrance to Elm Grove Cemetery.  In the event of heavy rain or thunderstorm, tour will be held July 20 at 2 PM.

 

July 23, 2014       7 PM to 8:30 PM

Metal Clay: A Radical New Way of Working with Precious Metals at Windsor Historical Society.  What would silversmith Paul Revere think of this?  Make simple pure silver jewelry on your kitchen table with a unique new product.  Metal clay combines microfine particles of pure silver that are mixed with a binder and water to form a clay-like material.  After forming the pieces they are dried and fired in a simple kiln or with a handheld torch to burn away the binder leaving hardened metal.  Bevlynn Gallant, metal clay jeweler and teacher, will show you how this material is used and how it differs from the traditional methods of working with silver to make jewelry. This talk is presented in conjunction with “Inspired Objects: Metalworking through the Ages,” a show and sale of metal clay artwork crafted by members of the Metal Clay Artisans Guild in Connecticut, on view until August 8th.  COST: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 Society and MAGiC members.  For more information, contact the Society at 860-688-3813 or online at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org or www.metalclayguildct.org.

 

August 24, 2014       2 PM to 3 PM

Herbs Past and Present:  Everything You Need to Know About Present Day Herb Gardens and Colonial Herbs at Windsor Historical Society with Gordon Kenneson.  Learn about colonial herbs and their uses, and how to design your own herb garden.  Potted herbs from the Society’s herb garden will be offered for sale, and delicious herb-infused refreshments will be served.  Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members $4. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813 or online at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org

 

 


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