Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Grand Opening for New Windsor History Exhibition

On Tuesday September 27th from 5 p.m to 7 p.m., Windsor Historical Society unveils its new Windsor history exhibition Windsor: Bridging Centuries, Bridging Cultures showcasing 400 years of Windsor stories. Join them at the exhibition’s free opening party, enjoy refreshments and help us celebrate Windsor’s long and fascinating history!

The exhibition features people from Windsor’s distant and more recent past from the River Indians who encouraged English settlement in the 17th century and guided Plymouth traders to Windsor in 1633 to Bill Best, Windsor’s first African-American policeman. Discover how rivers, canals, trolleys and the interstate highway system shaped Windsor and hear excerpts about life in 20th century Windsor from fascinating oral histories in the Society’s library collections. View rare Windsor maps, clothing, and home furnishings and handle reproductions that are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. Learn more about Windsor products like tobacco, brick, and long underwear. The exhibition has been designed to accommodate our growing audience of school children and appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. Windsor area residents, history buffs, and family audiences all will find things to enjoy in Windsor: Bridging Centuries, Bridging Cultures.

The Windsor Historical Society is located at 96 Palisado Avenue (Route 159) and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. General admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free to children under 12 and WHS members. Call (860) 688-3813 or see www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org for directions to the Society and more information about programs.

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