About

The society was formed in 1965 in anticipation of the 1968 bicentennial of the incorporation of East Windsor, CT due primarily to the efforts of its founding president L. Ellsworth Stoughton with the support of many members of the community. Our purposes are to discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the civil, ecclesiastical and natural history of the Town of East Windsor in particular and to the state of Connecticut in general.  Its aim is also to collect, preserve and publish historical and biographical material relating to East Windsor and its five villages: Broad Brook, Melrose, Scantic, Warehouse Point, and Windsorville.  The Society is a 501(C)(3) tax exempt organization.

Our main museum  of local history is housed in the East Windsor Academy building. The exhibits and artifacts on display are interesting and varied, reflecting East Windsor’s rich history from Colonial and Revolutionary periods to the present.  Along with the main building, there is the Broad Brook Barber Shop, East Windsor Probate Court, and 2 barns (one with a converted apartment).  The latest edition, the Osborn House is finished and is now open to the public.

The East Windsor Historical Society
115 Scantic Road,
East Windsor, CT., 06088
Open Hours are Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Questions? E-mail us at:  eastwindsorhistory@gmail.com.

Feel free to stop by during our open hours.  We have a wide variety of historical items and documents to look at.

7 Comments on “About

  1. Does the historical society do Oral History Interviews? My 99 year old mother was born in Broad Brook in 1919.

  2. I am trying to find a copy of a book called The Village of Broad Brook by Joseph Vozek. I did try the library in town but they couldn’t help. Any suggestions?
    Bill

    • We have copies in our Research Library that you may look at. The Museums is open every Saturday from 9 to Noon. Stop in and we’ll be happy to assist you.

      On Sat, May 4, 2019 at 3:51 PM east windsor history wrote:

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      • Thank you for your reply.
        My mother grew up in Broad Brook (she thinks Mr Vosek was one of her sisters classmates). She will be turning 100 in June. I thought the book would be a unique gift. If you know of anyone that might want to sell their books (orig. or copy) I would be interested in buying them.
        Thanks
        Bill

      • GM
        I left a reply 5/24. Checked for responses on 5/25. No replies and my message had disappeared. No idea what happened. I’ll try again.
        My mother’s 100th birthday is coming up in June. Since she grew up in Broad Brook I thought Mr Vozek’s (she thinks was a classmate of one of her sisters) book would be a unique gift. If anyone would want to sell their orig or copy I would be interested in buying it.
        Thanks
        Bill

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