Windsor - posted May, 31 2013
WINDSOR- On Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Windsor Historical Society joins Connecticut Open House Day by opening its facilities to the public at no charge. Tour the two charming 18th-century New England homes at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Encounter 400 years of Windsor history in the exhibit Windsor: Bridging Centuries, Bridging Cultures where Native American artifacts, rare 17th century chests, costumes, maps and more may be seen. Pore through the many fascinating old photographs, documents, and genealogical materials in our research library. Or bring the family to visit our Hands-On-History Learning Center and try on colonial costumes, “cook” a meal in the fireplace, “milk” the cow, and attend a one-room school. A little more about our historic houses: step into the 1758 Strong-Howard house and discover what life was like for Windsor men, women, and children of the 18th and 19th centuries. Peek into a tiny corner room to see the town’s first post office. Take a little time to sniff some of the herbs in our 18th century garden, and admire our quince and espaliered pear trees in the picturesque courtyard before walking across the historic Palisado Green to Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee’s house. Here, you can appreciate the life of this country doctor through the medical instruments, account books, and pharmaceutical recipes on display. Casual visitors and serious researchers of all ages are bound to enjoy the unforgettable collections and ambiance of the Windsor Historical Society in historic and beautiful Windsor.