'Dining in Style'
Windsor - posted May, 25 2012
"Collection Connections: Dining in Style" program will be held at Windsor Historical Society June 12 at 7 p.m. Collectors, American antiques lovers, and everyone interested in the changing fashions of historic foods and food ways to Windsor Historical Society will be interested in the program, during which Curator Christina Vida will show furniture, dinnerware and clothing from the Society’s collection to depict stylish dining in Windsor. She will focus on three main periods: the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries during the Early Republic, the Victorian era, and the mid-twentieth century. Ceramics, silver and glassware, plus recent archaeological evidence recovered from the Society’s Strong House help tell the story of dining practices. Account books, menus, and recipes from the Society’s archives will round out the program showing what Windsorites ate and how they ate it. A display of objects from the Society’s collections will be on view in the meeting room after the presentation. This is the second in a series of programs on the wide-ranging objects in the Society’s collections. The cost for the program is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for WHS members. For more information, contact the Society at 860-688-3813 or visit windsorhistoricalsociety.org. The Society is located at 96 Palisado Ave., Route 159 in Windsor. Parking is available in the Windsor Discovery Center and First Church parking lots and around Palisado Green.