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

   

 

September 15 to October 23, 2014       5 PM

Significant Objects Writing Contest Submissions (Voting October 28 through November 16!). Enjoy writing? Help the Windsor Historical Society bring an historical artifact to life! The Society is hosting a contest that asks writers to weave together a story about Windsor and a story about an object – this year, a pocket watch, available for touching and viewing at the Society. Authors must intertwine this pocket watch and Windsor in a 500-word submission in any genre (creative fiction, non-fiction, poem, letter, etc.). Submissions will be accepted until Thursday, October 23rd at 5 p.m., then reviewed by the Society and judged based on creative use of language, Windsor connections, and overall quality. Up to five writings will be posted on the Society’s Facebook page for public voting. The Facebook voting deadline is Sunday, November 16 at 9 p.m. To vote on Facebook, “like” your favorite entry. The top three “liked” entries will receive prizes. Prizes: 1st place - $100; 2nd place - $75, 3rd place - $50. Email your submission to Christina Vida at cvida@windsorhistoricalsociety.org. For more information, criteria, and contest details, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.

 

October 14, 2014       6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

From Memory to Memoir:  Writing Your Life Story at Windsor Historical Society’s Research Library.  Session 1 of 6:  Why You Want to Write Your Life Story and Quieting Your Inner Critic.  Remember your parents’ and grandparents’ stories of growing up?  Turn memories of significant events in your life into a memoir for posterity.  Learn where to start, how to get organized and keep going until your finish.  Get tips on pictures and documents to include and how to self-publish your story.  No previous writing experience required.  Susan Omilian has been encouraging and guiding budding memoir writers for many years.  Sessions follow on October 21 (Mining a Childhood Memory for the Jewels, Working with Memories), October 28 (Focusing on Defining Moments), November 4 (Deciding Theme and Structure for your Life Story), November 11 (Using Pictures, Documents and the Rest), and November 18 (Editing your Memoir, Preparing it for Publication, Tips on Self-Publishing).  COST: $75 for six session course. Class size is limited.   For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.  (Sign-ups are through Windsor’s Adult Education and Continuing Education Program booklet disseminated to every Windsor resident (sign-up form is at the back.)  Or request the form from Mayella Aguirre, maguirre@windsorct.org or 860-687-2000 x 273.  Out-of-town members should indicate WHS membership on the form to avoid $5 non-Windsor resident surcharge.)

 

October 22, 2014       5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Archives Provide Answers to Windsor MysteriesOctober is American Archives Month.  As part of Loomis Chaffee’s yearlong Centennial celebration and in conjunction with Windsor Historical Society, school archivist and history teacher Karen Parsons will show how source materials in the Loomis Chaffee and Windsor Historical Society archives helped her piece together answers to the following questions:  Why did Loomis-Chaffee School’s founders choose to establish a school?  Who painted the Loomis Family home on Broad Street?  Why is Windsor one of the few towns in Connecticut without a Civil War monument?  Who was H. Sydney Hayden? Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 WHS members and Loomis Chaffee School alumni and staff. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.  

 

October 28 – November 16, 2014       9 PM

Significant Objects Writing Contest:  Vote your Favorite!   Check out the Society’s Facebook page (don’t forget to “like” us if you haven’t already!)  Choose your favorite of five writings about a pocket watch and the town of Windsor. The Facebook voting deadline is Sunday, November 16 at 9 p.m. To vote on Facebook, “like” your favorite entry. The top three “liked” entries will receive prizes. Prizes: 1st place - $100; 2nd place - $75, 3rd place - $50. For more information, criteria, and contest details, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.

 

November 1, 2014       3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Early 19th Century Fashion as Reflected in Jane Austen’s Fiction.  This program will give participants a deeper understanding of Howard family members’ clothing in the new rooms of Windsor Historical Society’s Strong-Howard House. Dressed in authentic Regency attire, dynamic performance artist Kandie Carle gives a detailed overview of early 19th century gentlemen’s and ladies’ clothing.

Carle will then focus on early 19th century novelist Jane Austen, sharing excerpts from novel passages and personal letters to show how Austen used clothing and fashion to enhance story lines and define character and class in her novels.  Following wing the performance, enjoy a selection of delicious finger foods and teas.   Cost for the event is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and students, and $10 for WHS members.  Reserve your spot for this limited-enrollment program by October 31 by contacting the Society at 860/688-3813 or info@windsorhistoricalsociety.org .

 

November 9, 2014       1:30 PM -3:30 PM

A Ride to Remember:  Bus Tour of Wilson with Windsor Historical Society Director Christine Ermenc, Historian Beverly Garvan and Windsor icon Sterling Viets.  Why is Wilson called Wilson and what changes has this area of Windsor seen over the past century and more?  Hop on a school bus and find out.  Each participant will receive a packet of historic maps, photographs and images from Windsor Historical Society collections to compare with the features they see as the tour progresses and evocative stories about Wilson from the Windsor Storytellers books will be shared.  Learn about 20th century businesses and schools and Wilson’s many early 20th century farms. Spaces are limited; our bus tours sell out fast. Reserve your spot by Friday, November 7 by calling 860-688-3813 or contacting info@windsorhistoricalsociety.org .  School bus will meet participants at the Society.  $12 adults, $11 seniors and students, $10 WHS members. Call 860/688-3813 for more information.

 

November 16, 2014       9 PM

Deadline for Significant Objects Writing Contest Votes (Voting October 28 through November 16!). Check out the Society’s Facebook page (don’t forget to “like” us if you haven’t already!) and vote on your favorite submission.  Choose your favorite of five writings about a pocket watch and the town of Windsor. The winning authors will receive the following prizes: 1st place - $100; 2nd place - $75, 3rd place - $50. For more information, criteria, and contest details, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.

 

November 21, 2014       5:30 PM – 9 PM

Windsor Historical Society’s festive Pre-Holiday Auction provides the perfect opportunity to find great holiday gifts and getaways for someone you love, sponsor school buses for field trips to the Society or make the holidays special for a Windsor family in need!   Tickets at $35 pre-auction date, $40 day of auction cover a delicious buffet dinner, teas coffee, water, desserts, and candle-lit dining. A cash bar will be available.  At Birch Meadow Banquet Facility, 76 East Dudley Town Road.  Purchase your tickets or offer us an auction donation by contacting the Society at 860/688-3813 or info@windsorhistoricalsociety.org.

 


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