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South Windsor Historical Society Turns 75!

Celebrate the SWHS 75th Anniversary! Attend the Blast From the Past Party!

– Tuesday, May 24th
– South Windsor Senior Center – 150 Nevers Road – 2:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Senior Center and SWHS, this event features interactive displays of South Windsor’s history and the programs of the Society from 1947-present. If you have historical items to share, bring them! If desired, you can dress up in clothes or accessories from the past! Fun and refreshments!

Membership at the Senior Center not necessary.

Free with registration. Call (860) 648-6361 ASAP to register for the Blast From the Past!

Great way to visit and reminisce!

South Windsor Historical Society Annual Tag Sale

Friday, May 13, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m

Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m

Sunday, May 15, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m

1225 Main Street, South Windsor

Proceeds support the Union District School Renovations Fund.

Volunteers needed for set up on May 11th and for Tag Sale days!

Call Elsie Woolam at (860) 289-4177 for information.
Donations to the Tag Sale are welcomed!

New Events for 2022!

Please see the events page for our Collaboration with Friends of Wood Memorial Library

The Friends and South Windsor Historical Society are co-sponsoring a calendar of programs with connections to local history. All programs are held at Wood Memorial Library & Museum at 783 Main Street, South Windsor, unless otherwise noted.

Programs in April through June 2022 occur on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Program fees:

Friends and Society members pay $5;

Non-members pay $7.

Please pay in person the day of all events. For a list of events please see our events page. 2022 Events click here


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Welcome to the South Windsor Historical Society, a non-profit 501(c)(3), member-supported organization dedicated to the education and preservation of the history of South Windsor.

Founded in 1954, our goal is to serve residents, local school students, college students, visitors to our fair town,                   business and governmental  departments who are seeking to understand, interpret, and learn about the history of South Windsor, CT.



Obituary of Brian D. Rivard

Brian D. Rivard, 79, of South Windsor and beloved husband of Jacqueline (Lambot) Rivard passed away on Friday, May 8th, 2020 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Brian was born January 30, 1941 in Willimantic, son of the late Hector & Doris (Dansereau) Rivard. Brian served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired after 38 years working for the State of Connecticut Community College’s Registrars Department. Brian was the President of South Windsor Historical Society, Captain of the Goal Busters in the Central CT Co-Ed Soccer League for 30 years and a devout family man.
Brian is survived by his wife Jacqueline, a daughter Brigitte Fedor her husband Steve, a son Eric Rivard his wife Cassandra Davis, five grandchildren Zachary, Emily & Stephanie Fedor and Camille & Ella Rivard, and a brother Doug Rivard. Along with both parents he was predeceased by his granddaughter Olivia Fedor.
Due to the current healthcare circumstances and quarantine requirements, services will be held at a future date to be announced. John F. Tierney has care of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made in Brian’s memory to the Restoration Project of Union School c/o South Windsor Historical Society, P.O. Box 216, South Windsor, CT 06074.