Strong-Howard House


In 1925 the Windsor Historical Society saved the 1758 Strong-Howard House from being demolished to make way for a gasoline station. Since then, it has anchored Windsor’s historic district and served as the foundation for the Society’s many services for schoolchildren and adults.  Now, our beloved 250-year-old building needs restoration. Restoration work provides us with the opportunity to create an even more engaging museum experience inside.  By furnishing this home with reproduction artifacts instead of antiques, we can invite the public in to try out the beds, sit at the dining table, and participate in some simple household activities, including hearth cooking! 



The cost of touching, feeling, and re-living history in a restored Strong-Howard House is between $650,000 and $700,000.  This is a three-phase project, scheduled for completion at the end of 2015. We are calling on the community for help and have already raised over $250,000 of what we need from foundations, businesses, and friends.  Whether you live near or far, your support is needed and will be much appreciated.   By working together, we can make the Strong-Howard House shine.  


Please help with the restoration of the Strong-Howard House.  Your donation is greatly appreciated!


Strong-Howard House Supporters















Al and Marilyn Boehm

William and Paula Clapp

Randy Clark in memory of Nancy Clark

Ruth Fahrbach

Christine Ermenc and William Hosley

William G. Harris

Becky and Paul Hendricks

Sam and Marcia Hinckley

Robert and Dorothy McAllister

Kate and Hugh McLean

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Agnes Pier

Rabbett Insurance Company

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Paul Suto

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Dorothy Carlson

Carmon Community Funeral Homes

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Nan Carmon

Chubb Federal Insurance Company

Lorraine B. Clapp

Office of State Archaeologist/Friends of Office of State Archaeologist (in-kind)

Anthony and Elizabeth Davenport

Robert and Hildegarde DeMallie in memory of Peter and Miriam DeMallie

Duncaster Foundation

F. Owen and Joan Eagan

Priscilla Eatherton

Steve and Martha Erickson

Beverly Garvan

Randall Graff

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Daniel Mack

Dar McCormick in memory of Marion Hall McCormick

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Tracy and Reissa Puritz

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Sherwin Williams Paint (in-kind)

Peter and Lisa Souza

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Traveler's Foundation

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Mark Warner and Elaine Walker

Eliot and Susan Williams

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Richard and Joan Brigham

Edward M. Brown

Marie Bruhn

Robert Buckley

Bernie Caliendo

Beverly Callan

Wanda Carmon

Civitan Club of Windsor

Bruce and Karyl Clark

Randy and Carla Clark

Joanne Coghill

Alan Collette

Elaine Colli

Charlotte and Walter Collins

Sam Conant

Connecticut Historical Society

John and Margie D'Agata

Robert Davis

Day Hill Dental

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Shirley Dudley

Peggy Eberle

Ralph Eggleston

Ronald and Michele Eleveld

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Steven W. Farley

Pamela Feehan

Betty and Louis Ferrero

First Church Early Learning Center

Mary Field

Skip and Mona Fisher

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Susan and John Foote

Sally Foster-Stewart

Kathleen Frederick and Eugene Leach

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Meghan Geary and Peter Hale

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David Gillette

Bill and Vivian Gombert

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Women of Grace Episcopal Church

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Barbara Gridley

Tony Griego

Grimshaws Tree Service and Nursery Company

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Bette Harner

Katharine Hayes

Liz Henderson

George Hermann

George and Helene Hill

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William Johnson

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Lita Keyser

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Charles Larson

Anne Lasser

Genevieve and Aralda Lattimer

Marian Lepp

Richard and Maureen Liebler

Richard and Dorris Loomis

Joan Lynch

Raymond Mak

Eleanor Malmfeldt in memory of Mary Ellsworth Ransom

Many Rivers Community Acupuncture

Jim and Marsha Mason

John and Judith Matta

Ernie and Mickey Mattei

Jane Zaccaro McAuliffe

Joe snf Liz McAuliffe

Joan McVey

Dorothy Merz

Brian and Dede Moore

Marion Birge Morgan

Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbeque

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Jennifer Noble

Martin Norieka

Joe and Noreen Novak

Robert and Sarah O'Brien

Thomas and Laverne O'Malley

O'Malley, Deneen, Leary, Messina, Oswecki, LLC

Barbara O'Shea

Michael Panik

Elizabeth B. Parker

Carlton Parkinson

PC Development

Holly Pelton

Larry Pennington

William Pomeroy

Ramapogue Historical Society

Patricia Reardon

Claire Reilly

Ian and Linda Rickard

Jim and Peggy Ristas

Laurie Robbins

Brenda Rohan

Walter and Cynthia Russell

James and Margaret Shea

David and Mary Jane Snyder

Society of American Period Furniture Makers, Inc.

Lois Spinelli

Walter and Patricia Stefanow

Michael and Bonnie Stephens

Carol Ann Stephenson

William Stephenson

Pauline Sundt

TAB Computers

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Peter and Lisa Taylor

Connie Thomas

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Margaret Tustin

Maxine Tye

Union Street Tavern

Maureen Vagnani

Carl Verner and Jody Terranova

Susan and Allan Viner

Gary and Diane Whitney

William Raveis/Coccomo Associates

Donald Winchell

Windsor Chamber of Commerce

Windsor Shad Derby Fest Bureau

Richard Wise

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