The South Windsor Historical Society
Fall Event 2019 DATE:
SATURDAY OCTOBER 5, MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
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The purpose of this family-oriented event is to promote the history of South Windsor and to raise awareness of the good works of the South Windsor Historical Society, its programs, and activities throughout the year. There are vendors displaying arts and crafts of Colonial days, children’s games and crafts, storytellers, musical groups, wood turning, wood carving, blacksmith demonstration, spinners, potters, candle makers, special displays, pony rides and food!
LOCATION: The Heritage Day Event takes place on Main Street in the area adjacent to the historic East Windsor Hill Post Office, at the west end of Sullivan Ave.
NOTE: In 1757, David Bissell Jr. sold part of his land to Jeremiah Ballard, a barber, who built a shop on Main Street, in East Windsor Hill. The remainder of this shop is the present long ‘L’ area of the East Windsor Hill Post Office. In 1759, Bissell gave the rest of his land to his son, David Bissell III, who later attached a shop and storehouse to Ballard’s shop. It also served as a post office, receiving its first government post rider in 1783. It is the oldest continuously operated post office in the country.*
*Reference Website: Historic Buildings of Connecticut
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