Windsor — WINDSOR – Step back in time with Windsor Historical Society to explore Windsor’s changing streetscapes and historic household remedies this August. Two programs with Archivist Michelle Tom and Horticulturalist Gordon Kenneson are back by popular demand.
On Wednesday, Aug. 17, ‘A Century of Change: Windsor’s Streetscapes 1921-2021’ will take place. Join historical society Archivist Tom from 10 to 11:30 am at the Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Ave., for a photographic tour of Windsor’s evolving streetscapes through examination of period photos from the society’s extensive collections. There is no cost to attend.
On Saturday, Aug. 20, ‘Eat Your Medicine But Please Don’t Eat the Daisies’ will take place from 10 to 11:30 am Horticulturalist and researcher Kenneson returns with another herbal medicine program, held outdoors by the Society’s scenic kitchen garden.
Learn how early English settlers diagnosed and treated their many illnesses, and the traditional uses of garden herbs and other remedies to restore health. Register in advance at windsorhistoricalsosociety.org or 860-688-3813. Cost to attend is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for WHS members. The rain date is Aug. 27.
The society’s museum and research library is located at 96 Palisado Ave. and is open from 11 am to 4 pm Wednesday through Saturday. General admission to the library and historic houses is $8 for out-of-state or additional in-state adults, $6 for seniors and students, and free to all children under 12 and WHS members. All visitors are free to browse the museum store and exhibit galleries at no charge. Connecticut youth aged 18 and under may browse for free. Visit windsorhistoricalsosociety.org for more information.
WINDSOR – On Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 am to 1 pm, the Windsor Lions Club will hold its drive-thru non-contact food drive to benefit the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank. The collection effort will take place rain or shine in the parking lot of LP Wilson Community Center at 599 Matianuck Ave., where the food bank is located.
The public is invited to bring a bag of non-perishable food (no glass containers) and drive their donations to the Windsor Lions’ third annual collection drive for the local food bank. People will stay in their cars and Windsor Lions will unload them, contact free. Items especially needed include canned chicken, baked goods, coffee/tea, canned pasta, baked beans, condiments, crackers, cereal, and canned fruits and vegetables, as well as personal hygiene items. Donations made in the form of cash, checks and credit cards will also be accepted at this collection drive. Checks can be made out to: The Lions Club Charitable Foundation of Windsor (note WFFB in the memo line) and 100-percent of all donations will be donated to the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank. Visit www.WindsorFoodBank.org to make a credit card donation.
Windsor Lions Sharon Gauthier and Debbie Delucia are coordinating this important service project to meet the present and future needs of the community. They are working with the full support of their Lions Club, with all donations of food, toiletries, and funds going directly to the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank.
For more information about the Windsor Lions Club or to become a member, contact Membership Chair Debbie Delucia at 860-836-0280.