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

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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:

'Holiday House Tour'

December 11th, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Main Street South Windsor

Tickets are available for $25 and are available at Broad Brook Gardens on Sullivan Ave.,Crandall & Daughter on Buckland, Dzen Realty on Ellington Rd. and the Wood Library on Main Street.

Five homes representing different periods and styles will be featured in this year’s Holiday Walk on Main Street sponsored by the South Windsor Historical Society. The Dec. 11 tour will also include a church, library, and Masonic hall. The oldest house on the tour is the Dr. Horace Gillette Home, 1225 Main St. A descendant of one of South Windsor’s first families, Gillette was a Torringford native who attended Harvard Medical School and graduated from Yale in 1829. He married in 1834 and began a 30-year practice here. He also wrote a series of articles about early South Windsor and East Windsor history for the Hartford Times. He moved to Chicago with his family in 1863 and volunteered as a surgeon in the Civil War. Long-time owner Elsie P. Woolam will display Christmas decorations of different eras in each room, beginning with 1840 and ending with favorites of the past 60 years.

For more information check back here soon, or visit

'Mr. and Mrs. Claus'

December 13th, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Pleasant Valley School House Museum
771 Ellington Rd., South Windsor, CT

The South Windsor Historical Society invites local parents to bring their children to the Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse Museum, for its annual holiday visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Admission is FREE and photos may be taken with the North Pole couple. There will be gifts for the children and refreshments , compliments of Marilyn Dzen of Dzen Reality.



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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