Facebook Photo Contest Winners
On May 29th, Filipe Pereira, of Windsor, CT, received the top prize in the Windsor Historical Society's "This is Where" Facebook Photo Contest. His image of Pigeon Hill Road taken this April received over 160 votes on the Society's Facebook page. He was one of thirteen photographers who submitted an image of a location in Windsor along with a one-sentence story about that spot. Pereira wrote: "This is where one of Windsor's awesome roads is hidden, it makes me want to take the tops off the 300ZX-T and enjoy the wind in my hair!" After winning the $100 prize, Pereira said that he loves the road because it "makes me feel like I'm out in the country for just a tiny bit." Another Windsor resident, Christine Garthwaite, took home 2nd place in the contest with her snowy image of a historic home along Bissell Ferry Road. She took the image during the winter of 2013 and wrote that: "This is where for the past 70 years, overlooking the CT River meadows and the historical Bissel Ferry Road, family has bid "Ol Winter" good-bye." Third-place winner Brandon Mendes, of West Hartford, featured his car and Windsor's 1867 railroad bridge in his photograph. He noted that "this is where I took one of my most artistic shots yet, by the boat launch at Bart's Drive In." The three images and the other submissions are still available for viewing and sharing on the Windsor Historical Society's Facebook page.
The Windsor Historical Society, founded in 1921, invites visitors to explore the people, places, and events that have shaped Windsor for over 375 years. The Society's museum includes changing and permanent exhibition galleries; a hands-on-history learning center for families; a research library and manuscript collection housing Windsor photographs, documents, ephemera, and genealogical materials; a museum gift shop and two historic houses open to the public: the 1758 John and Sarah Strong House and the 1767 Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House.