Supported by the Windham Historical Society
Our Current & Upcoming Exhibits
Experience Windham CT from 1600's to present
"Celebrating the Irish"
March 1-August 1
The Irish Immigrants that came to Windham to work on the railroad and in the textile mills added so much to the cultural diversity of the community. Join us as we celebrate these Americans, their hard work ethic, religion, family values and sense of humor. And maybe a little fun as we discover the story behind St. Patrick and the reverie associated with his holiday.
Irish American Historical Society
We Need Your Stories!
Do you own something that was Made In Windham, CT? We are looking to "borrow" any item that was made in Windham including textiles such as quilts, clothing or needlepoint. If you have a family member who made something special, a piece of furniture, a carving, artwork or had a business in town that made something (like train whistles, soda pop, milk, honey, etc.) and you would like to be a part of our ongoing exhibit, "Made In Windham," we would love to speak with you. You can lend us the item, give us the background and history of the item and who made it. We want to include as many homemade and interesting items (and their stories) as possible. Please send an email.
Made in Windham
Join us for this fascinating trip through time and discover the many inventions, clothing, instruments, and gadgets created in our own Windham, CT. Meet the people born here who were instrumental in the progress and growth of our town: farmers, business owners, mill workers, immigrants, women leaders and slaves. Enjoy the nostalgia of early photos of town, schools, churches and the mills. The best part is the stories, the folklore that helped define who we are! Free admission.
Are you a foodie? Like to eat? Like to sample new things? But most of all...... you LOVE history!!!
We have just the right night for you. Join us monthly at our Tavern Nights where our guest of honor for the evening is a different historic figure who was transformational in the making of our amazing country. You will learn about their contributions, their family life, their oddities and quirks, but you will also learn about what their favorite food and beverage was. Not only learn...but you will get to sample their favorites. Stop by after work with friends or make it a midweek date night. The more people the more fun! Featured guests so far have been: Teddy Roosevelt, President John Adams and Edgar Allen Poe and President Ronald Reagan.
President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, entertained guests and shared his favorite meal, meatloaf and macaroni and cheese. And, of course, his favorite cocktail, the Orange Blossom!