Windsor Historical Society hosts holiday events

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Give a little piece of history and experience some for yourself this holiday season at Windsor Historical Society.

Stop by Windsor Historical Society’s Gift Shop and bookstore on Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. for Holiday Shopping Night. Enjoy a cheery bonfire and hot cider while finding the perfect gift for that special someone or those Windsor friends who are far away this holiday. Browse the society’s selection of Windsor and Connecticut history books, unique posters and tee shirts, maps, artwork, stoneware, jewelry and more.

Gallery Day on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature a special free showing of the society’s two changing exhibit galleries. Experience A Home Away from Home: Greater Hartford’s West Indian Diaspora and Bound Together: The Complexities of Black-White Relations in Early Windsor at the stately Chaffee House museum as well as 100 Years of Windsor Historical Society in the main museum building. Open for a rare self-guided experience, society staff and docents will be on hand to answer questions and discuss these evocative history experiences.

Admission is free for both of these special events. For more information contact the society at 860-688-3813 or

The Windsor Historical Society’s museum, historic houses and research library are located at 96 Palisado Avenue (Route 159) and are open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Visit for directions and more information.