Historical Commission

Historical Commission

Members

Deb Balmuth (Chair)

codebwindsor@gmail.com

413-684-4535

Dan Cohen

Cathy Garcia

Aimee Gelinas

Susan Phillips

scphillips@fastmail.fm

Glenn Roy

Jack Sobon

Val Trela


Meetings

Monthly from April through November.

Contact chair for details.

Appointed by Select Board

Description

The Windsor Historical Commission is a town-appointed volunteer committee with the mission of preserving and promoting knowledge of the town's history. The Commission meets monthly from April through November, with special projects ongoing through the winter months. Additional volunteers are needed and are encouraged to contact the chair to find out how to get involved. The work of the Commission is supported primarily by volunteer fundraising with additional support from the town. Donations from individuals to support the work of preserving the town's history are welcome and appreciated.

Information

Current Projects

The Historical Commission maintains a collection of archival materials, documents, and material artifacts donated by town residents. The materials are currently housed in several places, including the Historical House Museum (a town-owned building located next to the church on Route 9) and upstairs in the Town Hall. Since the museum does not have heat or water, it is open to the public periodically during the warmer months. The Commission is currently working on repairs and upkeep of the museum building, which houses a distinctive collection of dioramas depicting places and activities from the town's past, including stores, sawmills, factories, and other industries that are no longer in existence. The Commission has also begun to digitize the archival collections, including town publications, genealogical materials, and newspaper articles. The Commission holds an annual fall festival fundraiser and open house and invites speakers to share knowledge of various aspects of Windsor's history.

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