Restoration of historic Windsor home awarded grant

Windsor - posted Dec, 02 2013

WINDSOR - A grant of $220,000 has been awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to Windsor Historical Society for the restoration and reinterpretation of the Strong-Howard House. The grant includes funding from the Frank C. and Agnes E. Griswold Fund at the Hartford Foundation. The Society is restoring the Strong-Howard House in three phases, to be completed in 2015. The home will be refurnished with reproductions of items the Howard family used in their home in 1810, allowing visitors the opportunity to sit on the chairs, converse at the dining table, try out that four poster bed, and even sample some period food cooked on the hearth when the restoration is complete. The first section of the house has been stabilized and two completed rooms, the Howard’s parlor and store are now open to the public. More than 100 individuals, businesses, and granting agencies have helped make phase one of the restoration and reinterpretation of the Strong-Howard House possible. More than $600,000 has been raised towards this $750,000 project with approximately $150,000 more needed to complete phases two and three. Contact Christine Ermenc, executive director at the Society at 860-688-3813 x. 101 or for more information or to join our growing ranks of supporters. Gifts of all amounts will be acknowledged with gratitude.

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