The Windsor-Severance Historical Society has just published its first book: Images of America: Windsor, authored by Rachel D. Kline. The newest volume in Arcadia’s Images of America series, it is a collection of historic photographs assembled from numerous private and municipal collections. The book features many faces of Windsor from its beginning through its formative years. It’s a stroll down memory lane with pictures of Mr. McCall, Mr. Tozer, Frazier’s Drug Store, and the Star Lite Café to name only a few.
Books are available at local retailers, national booksellers, and through the Historical Society. The cost of each copy is $21.99 plus $5.25 for shipping.
Thanks again to all those who contributed photographs!
Our new book Windsor, part of the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing, includes hundreds of historic photographs and local history of Windsor and Severance.
Windsor will be available the week of April 16, 2012. Stay tuned for updates on where to purchase your copy.
The WSHS will be meeting at First Christian Church, 530 Walnut St., beginning on January 23, 2012. All society meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 10:00 A.M. All members are encouraged to attend.
We hope you have enjoyed your summer. The Society has been busy this summer with finishing Windsor, a photographic history in the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing, and producing new oral histories now available at the library including Helmut Aab, Herold Hettinger, and Elmer Walker.
The Society is now holding meetings on the fourth Monday of each month at the Clearview Library at 10:00 am.
Please note we will hold our meeting for September 26, 2011 at the First Christian Church at 530 Walnut Street at 10:00 a.m. for the election of officers. If you are interested in holding an office, please contact Marge Straube at 686-2624. Refreshments will be served. Be sure to attend–we need your input!
The Windsor-Severance Historical Society would like to invite all of our members and others in the community who are interested in learning about the organization to our meeting on April 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm at the Clearview Library meeting room. The society is looking for the community’s input into what more they would like the society to be doing and ways that they would like to help. Refreshments will be served.
Please attend if you are interested in the history of Windsor and Severance, we would love to have your input.
If you have questions please call Marge Straube at 686-2624 or Sue Buxmann at 686-2513
Weld County is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. To commemorate the event, Weld County has created a website to highlight the county’s history, post upcoming events for the celebration, and gather stories from the community. Each month the website features a different topic in Weld’s history ranging from towns and agriculture to educational institutions and pop culture. For the month of April, the website is featuring the history of schools throughout Weld including Windsor. Visit www.weldcounty150.org to learn more about the sesquicentennial and the history of Weld or to submit your own story!
The Society would like to thank all of our members who have renewed their membership with us for 2011. If you would like to support our projects and become a member of the WSHS, you can join online on our membership page.
We would like to sincerely thank those who made a memorial contribution to the Society in honor of Linda Cumpsten, one of our board members and dear friend. Linda passed away September 6, 2010. She was an active member of our community, involved with not only the Society but also the Windsor Downtown Business Association, Kiwanis Club, and the Windsor Chamber of Commerce. Her memorial service was held September 10. Linda promoted the creation of this website and actuated our forthcoming book. We will continue on with Linda’s vision for preserving Windsor and Severance’s history with creative projects that reach out to our community.
Welcome to our new website! We’ve been working most of the summer to build this new project which will be a repository of Windsor history and personal stories. Our hope is to enhance interest in our history and to bolster participation and membership within the Windsor-Severance Historical Society. Please feel free to contact us with any questions and suggestions to improve our website and the information we provide.