South Windsor Historical Society


The Historcal Society is in search of a Program Chair. Louise Evans and Maureen Bourn are available to advise. Please call Brian Rivard for more information (860-644-8378) or email at

Are you interested in writing the Newsletter? Anna Fiori will be happy to provide more information and help you get started

Items are needed for Tag Sale at Wood Memorial Library April 26 2014. You may drop off item at Elsie Woolam's Barm 1225 Main St, South Windsor**** NO LARGE APPLIANCES **** Members save the date to come help us SELL!

Upcoming events:

June 12, 2014, 7PM 
Dr Glenn Gordinier gives a presentation and talk about on "Connecticut and the war of 1812", 
Unity Church, Ellington Road (just past Mill on the River), South Windsor

On June 12, 2014, Dr. Glenn S. Gordiner of Stonington,CT will present an illustrated talk THE ROCKETS RED GLARE: CONNECTICUT AND THE WAR OF 1812.  Dr Gordiner is the senior historian at Mystic Seaport where he teaches for the Williams College Maritime Studies program.  Specializing in maritime history, he is also on the faculty of the University of Connecticut at Avery Point.  His presentation fo the Historical Society is based on his book THE ROCKETS RED GLARE:  the War of 1812 and Connecticut.

In the Ware of 1812 the United States took on the greatest naval power in the world, Great Britain.  Some causes were because Britain attempted to restrict United States trade; the Royal Navy impressed American seasmen against their will into their Navy and the United Statesd desired to expand its territory.  The United Sttes suffered many defeats by British, Canadian and Native American troops.  Our nation's Capitol was burned in 1814.  However, American Troops rallied and were able to repulse British invasions in major citites.

The war ended by the Treaty of Ghent, February 17,1815.  It was oftened referred to as the forgotten war, however many have called the War of 1812 the second war of independence.

July & August 2014
All members and the public are invited to visit the Pleasant Valley School House to view the Society's exhibits.    Small groups and individuals are enrourage as parking is limited.
School hours: TBD   NO CHARGE

September 11, 2014, 7PM 
Karen DePauw of the CT Historical Society presents,"From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut, 
Unity Church, Ellington Road (just past Mill on the River), South Windsor

October 4, 2014, 9AM - 3PM 
Heritage Day, Main Street, (East Windsor Hill) - Birden Property, South Windsor    FREE

Light refreshments are served at all meetings and events.

Membership is available throughout the year at any time - please click here for more information. 

CANCELLATIONS.  Generally if schools and town government are closed due to inclement weather, the programs will be canceled and rescheduled when possible.  Information on programs and cancellations at Unity Church can be obtained by calling 860-289-8963


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