Saturday, September 27, 2008

Time Change for English Cooking Program at Windsor Historical Society

Due to weather, Windsor’s 375th parade has been postponed to Sunday from 2 - 4.


Frances Bissell’s program “Some Reflections on the History of English Cooking 1633 and Today” at the Windsor Historical Society will occur at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday September 28th, not at 3 p.m. as originally planned.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Windsor 375 Parade Postponed to Sunday, September 28 - 2:00 PM

The Windsor 375 parade has been postponed to Sunday, September 28th at 2:00 PM. The parade route will remain the same, stepping off from the Windsor High School/Sage Park Middle School complex at 2:00 PM and traveling Nook Farms Road to Hillcrest Road to Windsor Avenue.Check-in points for parade units will open at 12:00 Noon.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Founders Day Observance Update

Based on the latest weather reports, the DFAW Founders Day Observance will begin at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, September 26, 2008 inside the Windsor Historical Society rather than on Palisado Green.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Family Societies Invited to Exhibit at DFAW's Fall Meeting

DFAW invites all descendants of Windsor’s early families to join us for a weekend celebrating the ideals and actions of Windsor’s Founders. Please plan to attend Founders Day Observances on Friday, September 26, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. on Palisado Green and our “Come Home to Windsor” reunion beginning Sunday, September 28 at noon at the Ellsworth Homestead. If your family society has a tie to early Windsor (Grant, Strong, etc.) and would like display space at the Sunday reunion, contact DFAW President Richard Roberts at or 860-429-8751.

Share Your DFAW Memories at Our September 28 Reunion

As part of our “Come Home to Windsor” reunion on Sunday, September 28, we plan to have display of photographs and other memorabilia highlighting DFAW’s 25 years. Please contact DFAW president, Richard Roberts at or 596 Gurleyville Rd., Storrs, CT 06268-1408 to let us know, for planning purposes, if you plan to bring something to display at the “memory table.” (When you bring it, be sure your name is on the item.) During our afternoon program, we’ll take time to share memories of events ranging from the recreated Trek to Windsor and Founders Day 1983, to highlights of other DFAW gatherings and tours. If you can’t attend our reunion, consider sending us a note with a memory or news to share for posting on our Message Board.

Registration Informationfor for DFAW's Come Home to Windsor Reunion

Registration for the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor's Come Home to Windsor Reunion: $21.00 per adult or $10.00 12 or younger, including luncheon, or $5.00 per person, program only. Make checks payable to DFAW. Mail to: Sandra McGraw, 19 Scantic Meadow Rd., South Windsor, CT 06074. DEADLINE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2008.

Schedule for DFAW 2008 Reunion and Annual Meeting

SUNDAY, September 28, 2008

12:00-1:00 Registration and social hour; sales, and exhibits
1:00-2:00 Luncheon Buffet: Stuffed pork, butternut squash bake, roasted red potatoes, herbed green beans and/or applesauce, rolls/butter, garden salad with ranch dressing, birthday cake
2:00- 3:00 "Celebrating Windsor’s Families," Richard C. Roberts, DFAW President
3:00- 3:15 Annual Business Meeting
3:15 -3:30 Break
3:30 - Tour "Elmwood," the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead ($4.00; pay at the door); meet with our genealogist, Edwin Strickland, who will assist with the DFAW database; or visit with your “cousins.”

Place: Oliver Ellsworth Homestead, 778 Palisado Ave., Windsor, CT 06095

More on the Come Home to Windsor Reunion September 28, 2008

DFAW’S “COME HOME TO WINDSOR” REUNION will be held SUNDAY, September 28, noon, at the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead. Make your plans now to join “cousins” from all over the country while celebrating DFAW’s 25th Anniversary! This event will be open by pre-registration to DFAW members as well as anyone else with an interest in Ancient Windsor. There will be prizes for oldest and youngest persons present, the person coming the greatest distance, the person with the same name as a Founder, the person with the most lines to a Founder, and more! We plan to have a display of photographs and other memorabilia highlighting our 25 years and encourage you to bring something to display at our “Memory Table”. Family societies with a connection to Ancient Windsor are also invited to request exhibit space. By popular demand, we’ll have our traditional meal from Kane’s, complete with the famous squash bake.

More About the September 26 Founders Day Observance

OUR FOUNDERS DAY OBSERVANCE ON PALISADO GREEN will be held FRIDAY, September 26, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and lasting about half an hour. Bring a lawn chair if you like, and join us for a wreath-laying ceremony honoring all early Founders, including the Plymouth Meadow settlers, the “Lords and Gentlemen,” Mary and John passengers, and other early settlers, followed by a social at the Windsor Historical Society at which pizza and other light refreshments will be served. This will be a great way to meet “cousins” and enjoy a time of fellowship together as we kick off a weekend of celebration. FREE.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Come Home to Windsor Reunion September 28, 2008

Sunday, September 28th brings DFAW’s Come Home to Windsor reunion and annual meeting starting at noon at the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead. We’ll have lots of activities celebrating our 25th “birthday,” and we hope Descendants and their families and friends from all over the country will be on hand.

Windsor 375 Anniversary Parade September 27

On Saturday, September 27th beginning at noon, Windsor hosts its big 375 Anniversary Parade, stepping off at noon from the Sage Park/Windsor High School complex and progressing through Windsor center. Be sure to watch for DFAW’s float! This is sure to be a wonderful parade, and we hope you’ll be there to enjoy it!

Founders Day Observance September 26, 2008

On Friday, September 26th at 6:00 p.m., DFAW will lead a Founders Day Observance on Palisado Green, followed by a social and refreshments at the Windsor Historical Society. This will be a great time to meet “cousins” and enjoy a time of fellowship together as we kick off a weekend of celebration.

2008 is Windsor's 375th Birthday

This year marks the 375th birthday of Windsor, Connecticut's oldest town. We’re anticipating many out-of-town DFAW members -- as well as many descendants of Windsor’s founding families who aren’t members -- to be on hand for at least some of the Windsor 375 events and are working hard to provide a number of ways for fellow Descendants to meet their cousins. Watch this blog for information as it becomes available.