Windsor Historical Society Strong Howard House Exhibit
On Sunday, October 4 from 1:00 - 4 p.m., Windsor Historical Society invites you to the FREE grand re-opening of the newly restored and refurnished Strong-Howard House. The kitchen is now complete. At 1 p.m., hear briefly from Curator Christina Vida and contractor John Armstrong about the restoration. Then view the official ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 1:30 with Windsor Mayor Don Trinks, and step into the world of the Howards in 1810. The home has been furnished with reproductions of the Howards' furnishings. See costumed interpreters Becky and Paul Hendricks preparing delicious period foods over the newly re-built hearth. Try hefting some water buckets and discover how cooking tools worked, sink into the Howards' canopy bed, run your hands over the beautiful carvings on the high chest and pull out its drawers to find items of clothing to try on. Sit at the dining table set for a fall feast, and converse as guests would have in the Howard's day. And of course, enjoy sitting in the drawing room chairs, exploring Captain Howard's mahogany desk, leafing through some period newspapers and account books, and examining bolts of fine fabric and millinery goods in the Howard's store. In our main building, enjoy punch and a special Strong-Howard House cake while viewing a continuously-running PowerPoint presentation on the restoration and refurnishing. Try some period games such as graces and rolling hoops and take home a keepsake tour booklet with a discount coupon toward a future admission.