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KATHARINE HEPBURN: FROM HARTFORD TO HOLLYWOOD

Thursday, June 8, 2017

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Wood Library and Museum and the South Windsor Historical Society welcome Natalie Belanger, Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society, to present a program KATHARINE HEPBURN: FROM HARTFORD TO HOLLYWOOD at The Wood.

 With a stage and film career that spanned six decades, Katharine Hepburn is an American icon. Born and raised in Connecticut, Hepburn had a career in stage, film and television that reflected the changing role of women in broader society. Challenging the norms of the day, she took control of her image and identity by establishing a unique sense of style which influenced countless women, fashion designers, and the informal, elegant approach to American style that continues to resonate today. The story of her life-long ties to Connecticut offers a complete picture of how Hepburn became the woman and the star she was. This presentation will link her career and legacy to her roots in Connecticut to ask how she achieved her truly extraordinary legacy.

        This program is open to the public. Registration is not necessary.

         Suggested donation is $3.00 for members of the South Windsor Historical Society and Wood Memorial Library or $5.00 for the general public.  Refreshments will be served.  The Wood is located at 783 Main Street in South Windsor, CT.

 

Second Saturday Event: CT Open House Day

Saturday, June 10, 2017

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

open_house_logo_1.5 The Wood will be participating in the 13th Annual Connecticut Open House Day with special events and activities.  There is no pre-registration or fee for this event.

Enjoy wagon rides down “Old” Main Street!
DCP10083Wagon rides are scheduled to depart The Wood on the half hour.
10:30 am; 11:30 am; 12:30 pm

special docent tours and a scavenger hunt for the kids!

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Claire Lobdell, our archive consultant, will also be on hand to sign copies of her newly published book, Images of America;  South Windsor.

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Pre-order your book here!
$23.00 per copy (tax included) may be picked up at The Wood.
(please indicate how many copies you wish to order in the what are you contributing to section.)

By ordering through our website a portion of the sales goes towards supporting our mission “to provide literary, historical, educational and cultural resources for the general public”.

South Windsor in Black & White: A Visual History

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A photography exhibit curated by author, Claire Lobdell on display in conjunction with the book release.

The Wood’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament

Thursday, June 15, 2017

All Day

This tournament is one of The Wood’s largest fundraisers and is run almost completely by dedicated volunteers.  This year will mark the 20th anniversary of this event which will be held at Topstone Golf Club in South Windsor.  More information is available here.

Second Saturday Event: South Windsor Past Meets Present

Saturday, July 8, 2017

10:00 am - 11:00 pm

In celebrate of the release of the new history book, Images of America: South Windsor, written by Archivist and Author, Claire Lobdell, The Wood has created a South Windsor Past Meets Present map. Come by the museum, pick up a map, then take a trip around town and stop to see how the past meets the present using images from the new book.

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Purchase your own copy of Images of America: South Windsor online now for $23.00 (tax included).  You can also purchase a copy in person at The Wood.

 

Second Saturday Event: Historic Main Street

Saturday, August 12, 2017

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for the History of Main Street Tour
 
Stop by The Wood and pick up a map to lead you on a self-guided tour of “Old” Main Street. Then at your leisure walk, bike or drive down Historic Main Street in South Windsor to learn some fun and interesting facts about the town’s history. Come and see the architecture and buildings that make up the oldest street in town. Learn about the first colonists to settle on this street and some of their stories.  There is a lot of history on this old main street so, come get a map and learn about our town.

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Purchase your own copy of Images of America: South Windsor online now for $23.00 (tax included).  You can also purchase a copy in person at The Wood.

South Windsor Historical Society Program

Thursday, September 14, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bev York, Windham Textile & History Museum, presents “Connecticut in the American Revolution”. Stories will cover Jonathon Trumbull, Sybil Luddington, Nathan Hale, Samuel Huntington and more. Speakers usually last about an hour with questions and refreshments following. This program is open to the public. Registration is not necessary. Suggested donation is $3.00 for members of the South Windsor Historical Society and Wood Memorial Library or $5.00 for the general public.

South Windsor Historical Society Program

Thursday, October 12, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tom Kelleher, Old Sturbridge Village, presents “Tales of a Yankee Peddler”. Speakers usually last about an hour with questions and refreshments following. This program is open to the public. Registration is not necessary. Suggested donation is $3.00 for members of the South Windsor Historical Society and Wood Memorial Library or $5.00 for the general public.