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

   

 

April 1

Windsor Historical Society’s “Up Close and Personal” Facebook Photo Contest begins! This year, get up close and personal with Windsor - send us a detail image of a public space or building in Windsor with a one-sentence description of where you took the picture. Photographers of any age and from any town can submit an image. Email your jpeg file to Christina Vida at cvida@windsorhistoricalsociety.org. 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. Submissions will be accepted until Thursday, May 21st at 5 PM. Voting will continue until Thursday, May 28th at 9 PM. 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 21       5 PM

“Up Close and Personal” Facebook Photo Contest submission deadline! This year, get up close and personal with Windsor - send us a detail image of a public space or building in Windsor with a one-sentence description of where you took the picture. Photographers of any age and from any town can submit one image. Email your jpeg file and one-sentence story along with your name, age, address, and phone number to Christina Vida at cvida@windsorhistoricalsociety.org . 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. Voting will continue until Thursday, May 28th at 9 PM. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 29th. 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.

 

June 24       5:30PM – 6:30 PM

The Farmington River at All Seasons:  The Art of Light and Water.  Following a short annual meeting at Windsor Historical Society, enjoy wine and cheese while viewing photographer Tom Cameron’s photographic images of the Farmington River in a PowerPoint presentation.  Cameron wades, kayaks, snowshoes and trudges out with his digital camera in all seasons.  He will share thoughts about key elements for interesting pictures, and how development can enhance an image, as well as showing a map of the River and providing an overview of photograph locations. You might discover some new spots to explore this summer! Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members free. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.

 

July 11       10 AM - 2 PM

Genealogy Road Show at Windsor Historical Society.  Experienced professionals from the Connecticut Society of Genealogists will provide individual consultations on pursuing family history research.   Getting started, your immigrant ancestors, and internet research are among the topics covered.  From 10 – 11 AM in an optional  presentation,  genealogist Ed Strickland will present his Trunk in the Attic program, a combination show-and-tell/ Powerpoint revealing how documents and artifacts most people already have in their homes such as photographs, baby books, school year books, and even utility bills can yield clues to the family history researcher.  Please pre-register for Strickland presentation and individual consultations since space is limited.  You will be assigned a specific time with your genealogist of choice.   COST: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 WHS members. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.

 

August 5       1:00 PM to 2:00PM

Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Curator Christina Vida heads to the Windsor Public Library to tell the the story of Windsor’s own historical hero Daniel Bissell. He was an American Revolution spy for George Washington, who was really thought to be a traitor! Daniel and George Washington created a spy code used throughout the war. Daniel was even wounded and later received the Purple Heart medal. Learn how to create your own spy code and develop messages you might have sent to George Washington! This free program is for grades 3-5. Please register at Windsor Public Library by calling 860-285-1914.

 

August 23       2 PM to 3 PM

Enjoy Herbs Past and Present:  Truths and Myths at Windsor Historical Society with master gardener and raconteur Gordon Kenneson.  Which prehistoric herb was used to clean pewter?  What herb was utilized for carding wool and led to the development of Velcro?  What herb grown for centuries is known as the “Queen Mother of Poisons”?  Learn about colonial herbs and their uses, and about the 1930’s gardener who influenced all modern herb garden design.  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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